Inspectors praise dramatic turnaround at Wigan Care Home


A Wigan care home that had fallen under scrutiny following a series of damning inspection reports has been praised by the Care Quality Commission for its dramatic turnaround.

Alma Green Residential Care Home was rated ‘Requires Improvement’ in 2018 after inspectors found evidence of poor infection control and food hygiene practices.

But during a follow-up inspection last month, the home was rated ‘Good’ in each of the key assessment areas – safe, effective, responsive, caring and well-led.

The home, located on Hall Green, has been told to make improvements in its previous three inspections dating back to September 2015.

In a previous inspection, concerns were raised about the “inappropriate” storage of raw meat and a bowl of porridge which had been sitting in the fridge for three months.

However, during the latest inspection last month, the CQC noted that the provider had established good infection control and practices.

“The provider had policies in relation to infection control and staff had completed relevant training,” the report said.

“The environment was clean and hygienic throughout. There were no unpleasant odours noted.

“Enough improvement had been made at this inspection and the provider was no longer in breach of regulation 12.”

The service was also praised for supporting people to have maximum choice and control of their lives, and for treating people with dignity and respect.



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