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Nursing home put in special measures wins battle against CQC

A nursing home in Telford that was unable to accept new admissions without the CQC’s permission has successfully overturned the                 Commission’s condition in court.

Myford House Nursing Home was rated as ‘required improvement’ by the CQC in August, and subsequently placed into special measures.

But the CQC later decided to impose further conditions on the home, stating that they could only accept new admissions if they had its written consent.

Clarendon Care Group Ltd, which operates the home, appealed to the Care Standards Tribunal, claiming that the condition was impacting on both staff morale and the home’s finances.

At a hearing this month, Judge Maureen Roberts ruled in favour of Clarendon Care Group Ltd. and lifted the ban on new admissions.

Speaking at the hearing, she said: ‘[Clarendon Care Group’s witnesses] presented as committed and dedicated about the future of the home and the ongoing work needed.

‘They were honest and candid about the plan of achieving long-term change’.

She added that there was no doubt over ‘the integrity of the Commission’s inspectors’, but that they appeared ‘reluctant to accept documents that evidenced that change and improvement were in progress, but would take a period of time to achieve.’