A BLACKBURN care home has been told it ‘requires improvement’ after an inspection.

The Care Quality Commission have published the findings of their visit to Northwood Nursing and Residential Care on Preston New Road back in July 2019.

The report says the facility was offering personal care to 15 people at the time of the inspection and despite being rated as good for ‘ is the service caring’, all other aspects such as the safety, effectiveness, responsiveness and the leadership of the service were requiring improvement.

In the report, the inspector claimed the ‘staff did not always handle medicines safely’ whilst there were some examples of ‘medicines being managed well’.

Among the other concerns were records of the ‘quantity of medicines in the home for people were not always accurate’ also ‘people were at risk of being given doses of medicines too close together or at the wrong times'

Improvements had been made at the home since the last review as staff 'felt able to make suggestions about the way the home could be improved and their views werelistened to. They also told us they now enjoyed coming to work."

Dianne Parker from Northwood Nursing and Residential Care said: "We always work with the CQC on trying to improve the home."