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Call for urgent action to improve The Lime Trees care home in New Southgate
Urgent action has been called for at a care home that is failing to protect the safety and welfare of its residents.
The Lime Trees care home in New Southgate, which specialises in caring for people with dementia, has received two formal warnings from The Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an unannounced inspection in November.
Inspectors found adequate systems were not in place to regularly assess the quality of the care provided, or to monitor or manage risks to people.
Care plans were not always up to date and some did not include appropriate information for people’s needs.
Matthew Trainer, Deputy Director of the CQC in London, said: “We check the national standards of quality and safety in care the law says everyone should be able to expect.
“These standards exist to protect people who cannot always speak up for themselves from being put at risk of harm.
“Our inspectors will return in the near future to carry out another unannounced inspection.
“If we find that the home is not making the required progress we will not hesitate to use our legal powers to protect the people who live there.”
The manager of the care home, Aloysius Onyerindu, is confident the problems will be resolved before the next inspection.
He said he is working with the council to ensure the matter is resolved very shortly, and he is “very confident” the improvements will have been made in time for the next inspection.