Care regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published 10 more reports from its inspection of 150 learning disability hospitals and care homes and found no major concerns at any of the facilities.
CQC Assessed Hospitals
163 Durham Road, Stockton-on-Tees
Berrywood Hospital, Duston, Northampton
Burston House, Diss, Norfolk
Fieldhead Hospital, Wakefield
Hallam Street Hospital, West Bromwich
Hazelwood House, Chesterfield
Heath Lane Hospital, West Bromwich
Lombard House, Little Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk
Westridge Assessment and Treatment Service, Stoenhouse, Gloucestershire.
Inspections were focused on 2 outcomes relating to the government’s essential standards of quality and safety: the care and welfare of people who use services, and safeguarding people who use services from abuse. Of the 10:
Four locations were compliant with both outcomes (although 2 have been told to make improvements to make sure they continue to comply)
Two locations had moderate concerns with both outcomes
No major concerns were found at any of the locations.
Specifically, in relation to the care and welfare of people who use services, 4 locations were compliant, 1 had minor concerns and 5 had moderate concerns. In relation to safeguarding, 8 locations were compliant and two had moderate concerns. Where inspectors identified concerns, they were raised immediately with the providers and managers of services. All the services where concerns are identified must tell the CQC how and when they will improve. Those failing to meet essential standards could face enforcement action if improvements are not made. The reports can be accessed here.