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ITV News: Several care homes in the south are ‘inadequate’

Stats get released, I write about them for ITV Meridian. Which care homes across the South are up to scratch and which need work because care for the elderly is really important…

Megan Fisher Freelance Journalist

Eight care homes in the South have been rated as inadequate and thirteen require improvement, according to the Care Quality Commission this week.

“If we find that a service requires improvement, we will expect them to provide us with a full plan setting out how they will address the issue. We will share our findings with local commissioners, and we will return in due course to check that they have made the required improvements.

“Whenever we find a service to be Inadequate, we will consider taking further action on behalf of the people who use the service. Providers of those services should take the publication of the inadequate rating as a signal that immediate action is required to improve the service”

– ADRIAN HUGHES, CQC’S DEPUTY CHIEF INSPECTOR FOR ADULT SOCIAL CARE

Inadequate:

  • Abbeyfield – Stangrove Lodge in Kent
  • Bramber Nursing Home in East Sussex
  • St Pauls Care Home in East Sussex
  • Holmdale House in the Isle of Wight
  • Oakland Grange in Portsmouth

Requires improvement:

  • Allied Healthcare – Oxford in Oxfordshire
  • Birdscroft Nursing Home in Surrey
  • Carewatch (Brighton) in Brighton and Hove
  • Maltreath Residential Care Home in Kent
  • Cherry Acre Residential Home in Medway
  • Chestnut View Care Home in Surrey
  • Dolphin Court in Hampshire
  • Shapland Close in Wiltshire
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