An unannounced inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in August 2014 at Knyveton Rest Home deemed the Bournemouth establishment an unsafe care home. The home, which cares for 36 residents, failed to meet minimum standards in six out of the eight areas assessed.
Inspectors to the unsafe care home found a roll of carpet and two mattresses overhanging a banister, which could have fallen and caused injury. The report also states that fire exits were blocked and unrestricted windows left elderly people at risk of falling, whilst wheelchair ramps in the home were ‘slippery and unstable.’
Inspectors raised concerns about the state of the building and discovered the provider was not maintaining ‘accurate and appropriate records’ and had also failed to put ‘appropriate arrangements in place to manage medicines.’
Alan and Elaine Coggins, owners of the home, were given a deadline of October 15th to outline action which will be taken to bring the home up to standard. Elaine Coggins said the improvements had already been made and they were now waiting for re-inspection by the CQC.
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Date Published: November 16, 2014
Author: David Brown