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'Inadequate' York care home.


A YORK care home for residents with mental health needs and learning disabilities has been judged to be inadequate once again after a second inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CCQ).

An initial CQC inspection of Haisthorpe House, Holgate Road, in July 2014 found it to be inadequate and the home was told to improve.

However, when CQC inspectors returned in February this year, their concerns remained and the care home was again rated inadequate.

According to the inspection, Haisthorpe House  residents were not protected from the risks of potential abuse as the service did not recognise such incidents or appropriately report them.

Checks were not always carried out on staff properly before they started work and medicines were not managed or administered in a safe and appropriate manner. Other concerns included that many areas of the home were unsafe and unhygienic, posing a risk to people’s health, and little had been done to protect people living there from immediate harm or risk of infection

Haisthorpe House has been told it must make improvements or face further enforcement action which ranges from guidance on improvements to formal warnings and steps to remove a care home’s registration.

CQC deputy chief inspector of adult social care in the north, Debbie Westhead, said: “The care we found at Haisthorpe House Care Limited fell a long way short of what we expect services to provide. The provider had failed to address areas of concern identified on our previous inspection in 2014. This is not acceptable.

“As a result of our findings from this inspection, we are considering further enforcement action but cannot provide details at this stage due to legal reasons.”