Dedication of staff hailed as care home is rated ‘good’ by inspectors

Ringshill Care Home, Huntingdon

Ringshill Care Home, Huntingdon - Credit: Archant

Staff and residents at a care home in Huntingdon are celebrating after the home was awarded a ‘good’ rating by the country’s health and social care watchdog.

Following an unannounced inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), on June 2, Ringshill Care Home, in Sallowbush Road, achieved the rating in all five of the watchdog’s monitored areas.

Following the publication of the report, Jo Vasey, regional managing director for Four Seasons Health Care, which operates the home, said: “It is a credit to the dedication of the care team that the home was rated as good. It is also encouraging to see the very positive comments by residents and their relatives and to know the team is so well appreciated.”

The report noted: “People’s care and health needs were met by staff in a compassionate way. People and if necessary their relatives were involved in the review of their/their family members individual care plans.

“Staff had been trained in the identification and reporting about any, or potential incident of harm. People’s assessed needs were met by sufficient staff who responded promptly to people’s requests for assistance.”

It was also noted by inspectors that the resident’s medicines were “administered and managed safely” and that staff were supported with “an effective induction process”.

The report complemented the home and its staff respected its residents abilities to be as independent as possible and gave them an array of choices including washing preferences, clothes and food.

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In a previous inspection which took place in February last year the care home was rated as requiring improvement, ruling that the care home breached four of its requirements, in relation to the care and welfare of people, the safety and suitability of the premises, the security of people’s records and the assessment and management of the quality of the service.