Sheffield nursing home told to improve

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A Sheffield nursing home has been told to improve by the health watchdog.

Tapton Court, on Tapton Crescent Road in Broomhill, was visited unannounced by the Care Quality Commission.

Inspectors found staff had not helped residents get dressed properly, a ‘significant number’ of areas were dirty and untidy, and a drugs trolley had been left unattended in a dining room.

The home’s owner, Amocura Ltd, has been told to draw up an action plan.

Inspectors observed residents, spoke to staff and relatives, and looked through care records last month.

Overall, people said they were happy living at the home, and satisfied with their care and support.

The home had an effective complaints procedure and a wide variety of activities were on offer.

But the CQC’s report said some residents were dressed in other people’s clothes, while others had no footwear.

And inspectors could find ‘no evidence’ that measures to prevent infections spreading had been completed.

The report said the drugs trolley had been left unattended by an agency worker who has since been banned from Tapton Court.

A spokeswoman for the home said staff were ‘disappointed’ by the report.

“As a result of the actions taken we believe we meet standards for infection control and medication,” she said. “With respect to dignity, we have already started further staff training, complete by March 30. We would welcome a re-visit from the CQC.”