Good rating for a Preston care home

Friday, October 05, 2018

Another county council-run care home has been rated as 'good' by the CQC.

Meadowfield House Home for Older People, based at Meadowfield, Fulwood, was rated as 'good' in all areas in its latest inspection report.

This recognises the safety of the service, its effective and caring staff, care workers being responsive to residents' needs and good leadership from the home's management.

The home was rated as 'requires improvement' at its previous inspection in March 2017. However, inspectors found improvements in the safety and leadership at the service at their latest visit.

Meadowfield provides accommodation and care for up to 47 people. It is a modern two-storey building, which is split into three units: Poppyfields has 11 beds and provides residential care, Daisyfields has 13 beds and is mainly for residential care, and Rosemeadows has 23 beds and provides rehabilitation so people can develop skills to live independently again.

County Councillor Graham Gooch, cabinet member for adult and community services, said: "This is a fantastic achievement.

"CQC inspections are rightly very tough and the good rating will give people who use the service and their families confidence they are getting great care at Meadowfield.

"Not only does the centre provide residential care, but supports people to develop the skills and confidence they need to live independently again after a stay in hospital.

"The fact that the home has moved from requires improvement to good reflects the hard work and efforts staff are putting in here.

"Congratulations to everyone at Meadowfield."

Chris Bagshaw, head of the county council's older people's service, said: "I'm really proud of what the team at Meadowfield has achieved.

"Meadowfield is much more than a service, it's people's home and an important part of the care system, so it's vital that we provide high standards of care and support here.

"I was particularly pleased to read that residents thought our staff were welcoming and well-mannered, that relatives felt their loved-ones were safe and being well looked-after and that people felt staff always helped them address any issues.

"People also praised the meals and catering.

"Well done to all the staff at Meadowfield for their hard work."

To read copies of the CQC report for Meadowfield, visit the CQC website.

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