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Unsafe policy at care home

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Latest health news from the Suffolk Free Press, suffolkfreepress.co.uk, @sfpsudbury on Twitter

A care home in Halstead has again been criticised by the Care Quality Commission for “unsafe” procedures.

Failings over the management of medicines were raised at Attwoods Manor Care Home following an inspection in April.

In a report, the CQC inspector said: “Although we found improvements in the management of medicines since our last inspection, we found the service was not safe because people were not protected against the risks associated with medicines.

“We found medicines were not always stored safely for the protection of people who used the service.”

The inspector was not satisfied that suitable arrangements were in place to resolve medication errors.

Anthony Edge, general manager for Attwoods Manor, said that, while he did not agree with all the points made in the report, the company was “in the process of reviewing it”.

He said they were addressing the issues raised and were preparing an action plan for the CQC.

Issues over medication were first brought to the CQC’s attention during an inspection in September.

 

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