Jarrow care home deemed “inadequate”

The care home was deemed inadequate following a CQC inspection.

The care home was deemed inadequate following a CQC inspection.

A South Tyneside care home is to remain in special measures after healthcare watchdog rated services as “Inadequate.”

Deneside Court in Jarrow was inspected by officials from the Care Quality Commission in July following a previous visit to the 40-bed purpose-built home in March.

People are entitled to services which provide safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care.

Ros Sanderson

Concerns had been raised by external health and social care professionals and the police.

The home cares for adults with learning disabilities and physical and neurological disabilities.

The report from the CQC found the home had not improved to protect people using the service. Officials are now considering the appropriate regulatory response.

Ros Sanderson, Head of Adult Social Care in Newcastle, Northumberland and South of Tyne for CQC, said: “People are entitled to services which provide safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care. We found that the care provided at Deneside Court fell short of what we expect services to provide.

“We were so concerned with the medicines management at Deneside Court that we sent two inspectors to look specifically into the pharmacy after the initial inspection. The way that this home managed their medicines was not safe.”

Breaches discovered by the inspectors included to the safe delivery of care and treatment, person centred care, consent, safeguarding, staffing recruitment and the overall oversight of the home.

The full inspection report can be found on the website here.
No one from the home was available to comment.