Care home reopens to new residents after coming out of special measures


Chelmunds Court care home in Birmingham has reopened to new residents after coming out of special measures.

The home, which was rated ‘inadequate’ twice in 2018, was upgraded to ‘requires improvement’ following an inspection in January.

Local authority partner, Solihull Council, said: “Solihull Council recognises the improvements that have taken place at Chelmunds Court following the publication of the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) recent inspection report.

“In a meeting with Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group and Runwood Homes, the council has decided to recommence the placement of new residents in a phased approach from 25 March 2019.”

Progress at the service came as a results of the installation of new management and a robust improvement plan.

A Runwood Homes spokesperson said: “Faced with challenges during the first few months of operation, the home saw an inadequate CQC report in August 2018 and an admissions embargo. With new management placed, Runwood Homes instantaneously implemented a vital action plan to rapidly improve the service, realising the good quality standard that the organisation expects.

“Chelmunds Court was awarded ‘good’ in two out of the five key areas of inspection in the March 2019 CQC report. Maintaining the great work in providing good quality care and responsiveness, the North Solihull care home hopes to be awarded good overall in a fresh CQC report following a visit expected in the coming months.”

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