Rufford Care Centre ‘still failing’

INSPECTORS have reported a number of major concerns with Rufford Care Centre in Worksop.

The latest Care Quality Commission inspection report was published in August, and comes after owner Mimosa Healthcare was given notice to improve in January.

Back then, three staff were suspended and an embargo imposed, stopping any more admissions to the home.

But despite regular visits since, CQC inspectors still had major concerns on their last visit.

Their major causes for concern surround:

l Care and welfare of service users

l Assessing and monitoring quality of services

l Management of medicines

l Record keeping

There are also moderate concerns about staffing and safeguarding people from abuse. And minor concerns over patients’ consent to care and treatment.

A CQC spokesman said the home would be re-inspected soon to assess improvements.

“We have been working very closely with local social services, the PCT and provider to insure that the level of care offered is brought back up to an acceptable level,” he said.

“The Commission has and will continue to monitor the situation very closely.”

A spokesman for Mimosa said: “The CQC have supported us allowing time to institute a whole series of new procedures and tools that will address the concerns highlighted in the previous report.”

“This time is to give the new systems time to establish and deliver the improvements both CQC and Mimosa require at Rufford.”

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