South Shore care home gets unannounced inspection

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A South Shore care home has been inspected and given a rating of ‘good’.

Horncliffe House was visited by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which looked at a number of key areas before a report was published recently.

The health watchdog said the home, which has the capacity to care for 24 people, was safe, effective, caring, responsive, and well-led.

In its report, which followed last month’s unannounced inspection, it said: “We asked people who lived at Horncliffe House if they felt safe living at the home.

“One person said, ‘It is safe here I suppose because there is always staff around to help out they are wonderful.’”

During the Horncliffe Road home’s previous inspection in November 2015, the CQC ‘recommended water temperatures were checked regularly so that people were not at risk of scalding themselves’.

“At this inspection they had addressed the issue,” the report added.

The building was ‘clean and safe’, while residents also praised the ‘good’ standard of food served there.