Nursing home given clean bill of health by watchdog

Meeting standards: Longton Nursing and Residential Home
Meeting standards: Longton Nursing and Residential Home
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A care home ordered to make urgent improvements by the health watchdog has now been given a clean bill of health.

Bosses at Longton Nursing and Residential Home in Marsh Lane, Longton, near Preston, were told to take urgent action in two of five inspection areas in January.

The Care Quality Commission told the home in Marsh Lane, to improve staffing and how it monitors the quality of its service.

A report published in June following an inspection said it had made the necessary changes to meet standards in the quality of service, but was still falling short when it came to staffing standards.

It met the standards in the areas which relate to respecting people at the home, the care and welfare of people at the home and meeting nutritional needs. However, inspectors returned in July and published a follow up report this month outlining that the home is now meeting all standards.

The CQC said: “People we spoke with told us they felt safe living at Longton Nursing and Residential Home and felt their needs were being consistently met by a kind and caring staff team. Systems were in place to help managers and the staff to learn from untoward incidents, such as safeguarding concerns, accidents and emergency situations. This helped the service to continually improve.

“Recruitment practices adopted by the home were robust, with all necessary checks being conducted before people were employed.”

Chandler Warren-Gray, of MPS Investments, said: “On behalf of all at MPS Care Group I would like to say we are delighted with the CQC report of July 14 which shows that Longton Nursing Home has achieved full compliance.”