Wolverhampton care home ordered to improve standards

A care home in Wolverhampton has been ordered by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to improve its standards, following an inspection in December 2010.

The Wrottesley Park care home, which has 63 beds and is located in the Tettenhall part of the city, was found by inspectors to be lacking in a number of key areas.

They found many problems with the storage and dispensation of medicines, such as drugs being stored at the wrong temperatures and residents not being given their medicine properly. On one occasion, it was found, a resident was not given any evening medication for four days.

As a facility operating within the health and social care sector, the staff at the home should have undergone Medication Awareness care training as standard.

Another area of concern at Wrottesley Park was criminal checks on new staff members, which were not being consistently carried out. A final but equally important issue was the heating system, which was found to regularly break down.

In response to the CQC’s inspection report, a spokesperson for the Abbey Healthcare Group which owns the home said:

“Over £100,000 has been spent on improvements to the home since the CQC’s visit in December 2010, to provide the highest standards of excellence to the residents of the care homes, as the company cares for its residents.”