Care home rated as good after surprise inspection

Staff at Mellish House Residential Home were delighted with their 'good' rating from the CQC ANL-150626-114504001
Staff at Mellish House Residential Home were delighted with their 'good' rating from the CQC ANL-150626-114504001

A manager has expressed her pride after a care home in Great Cornard was rated good in all areas by health inspectors.

Mellish House Residential Home in Kings Hill, Great Cornard, was rated as ‘good’, -the second-highest rating, - by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission after an unannounced visit in February.

The 48-room home, which provides car for elderly residents who require nursing, personal care, or dementia care, was deemed to be ‘good’ in the five key areas - ensuring it was safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

Maekhala Allan, home manager at Mellish House, said: “We are extremely proud of our good rating in all areas. Well done to all of the staff, I was so pleased at the positive comments about our service in CQC’s report.”

The report found staff were caring and actively engaged with residents.

The report said: “Staff interacted with people who lived at their home in a caring and professional way.

“Staff and visitors described the management of the service as open and approachable. People and their relatives considered that the service was safe and secure.”

The report also recognised that staff were well trained on how to recognise and report abuse.