CQC still concerned over standards at Barwell care home

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has revealed that it still has concerns about the standards of care at the Saffron House care home in Barwell, Leicestershire.

Inspectors from the health and social care watchdog visited the High Street care home last March after a previous report expressed concern that Saffron House was not meeting all of the CQC’s 12 essential standards of care.

In the original report, the following issues were raised:

  • Staff were not receiving the correct care training
  • Records were not being kept up-to-date
  • Trolleys containing medicine were occasionally left unattended
  • The cleanliness of the premises

All of the main issues have since been addressed, but CQC inspectors on the recent visit still had concerns about staff concerns not being recorded and an unpleasant odour on the lower floor of Saffron House.

The CQC report stated:

“The provider must ensure that all areas of the building are odour-free to ensure a clean environment and that people are protected from the risk of infection.
While not all audits are currently being undertaken, the audits that are being done do impact significantly on the outcomes for people living at Saffron House.”