Care home improving but must do better

A DEWSBURY care home placed in special measures has improved – but is still not good enough. 

Lyndhurst Residential Home, on Oxford Road, was rated inadequate when it was inspected by the Care Quality Commission in July last year.

Inspectors visited again in January when they recorded a change in conditions, upgrading its rating to ‘requires improvement’.

They did find a number of positives with the home, including residents’ privacy and dignity being respected, positive interactions between staff and residents and personal information being kept confidential.

But they were critical of the home for having no registered manager, a lack of training in some areas – including a cook who had no food hygiene qualifications – and problems with policies and paperwork not being in order.

Their report said: “Although improvements at the home were evident since the last inspection, we found multiple areas of concern that had not been sufficiently addressed and there remained no registered manager in post.

“The registered provider did not yet have robust, effective systems in place to improve the quality and safety of services.”

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