A NURSING home in Bewsey has been placed in special measures following a visit from Care Quality Commission inspectors.

They rated Lodge Lane Nursing Home as ‘inadequate’ following their inspection in February, according to a report published recently.

CQC representatives said that standards at the home had worsened since visit in November 2018, after which they graded the Lodge Lane as ‘requiring improvement’.

They found the Warrington Community Living-run home to be inadequate in inspection areas of safe, effective and well-led, and requiring improvement in the caring and responsive categories.

In their report, inspectors said that in the nursing home, which can provide care for 20 people with enduring mental health needs, residents were not always protected from the risk of abuse.

The report reads: “The provider was made aware of an issue regarding a person's deteriorating health as staff failed to recognise the risk to this person. This concern has been referred to the local authority.

“Staff had not been appropriately managed, trained and supported to offer person centred care.”

According to inspectors, some residents and family members commented that some staff were kind and caring in their approach.

However, CQC staff noted that people's dignity was not always fully respected.

They continued: “People had not been supported to express their views and concerns, and they had not received feedback regarding issues they had raised.”

Inspectors say that they will meet with the provider to discuss how it will make changes to ensure that the home’s rating improves to ‘at least’ good.

An action plan will also be requested so the provider can understand what is needed to improve the standards of quality and safety, and the CQC will monitor progress while working with the council.

In response to the report, Warrington Community Living says that it will work hard to implement the changes necessary to bring improvement.

A spokesman said: “We took on board the report’s recommendations and, with our quality and safeguarding team, new manager and team at the nursing home, have produced a detailed action plan around the areas for improvement the inspection highlighted.

“This involves appointing activity partners to help increase wellbeing, training and some retraining, as well as some building improvements.

“We continue to develop our action plan as we continually strive to deliver improvements, and we are working internally and with assistance from both the CQC and Warrington Borough Council to deliver these.”