Hatfield care home 'requires improvement', says care watchdog

PUBLISHED: 06:41 30 January 2019

Care Quality Commission inspectors have published their findings on The Minims in Hatfield. Picture: DANNY LOO

Care Quality Commission inspectors have published their findings on The Minims in Hatfield. Picture: DANNY LOO

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A Hatfield care home 'requires improvement', according its latest Care Quality Commission report.

The Minims, run by Saint John of God Hospitaller Services, supports 12 people with learning disabilities and/or mental ill health.

CQC inspectors gave the home an overall rating of ‘requires improvement’.

In the categories of effectiveness, care and responsiveness, The Minims was deemed ‘good’.

However, under safety and leadership, the CQC found it to be ‘requiring improvement’.

The report said that “the service was not consistently safe” and that sufficient numbers of staff were “not always available to meet individual needs at all times”.

The company said it had undertaken a review and had introduced a new management team since the inspection.

It is “confident that standards within the service will continue to improve.”

A spokesperson for St John of God said: “We continue to work closely with the people we support, their families, commissioning authority and our staff so that we promote transparency in demonstrating our progression.”

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