Care home residents moved out after damning report

Pilling Care Home, Pilling. Failed in every area and lost registration in 2016.
Pilling Care Home, Pilling. Failed in every area and lost registration in 2016.

Every resident living in a Wyre care home has been moved out after it was found to be inadequate in every area by inspectors.

Pilling Care Home, on Smallwood Hey Road, is now empty after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) took action to prevent it from operating due to fears for the safety of its residents.

In the home’s latest inspection dated April 23, 2016, it found people in the home were “not receiving adequate care and treatment”, as inspectors saw there was not enough skilled, qualified and experienced members of staff to ensure people’s needs were being met. Inspectors also found medicine management was poor, saw omissions in people’s medicine administration records and found it was unclear whether people were receiving their medicines as prescribed, said the CQC.

After poor reports in previous years, the report said little effort had been made to improve, with the home still “dirty”, “malodorous” and “unable to evidence suitable training had been provided to staff”.

Debbie Westhead, Deputy Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at CQC, said: “Our priority is always to ensure the safety and welfare of people receiving services at all times and it is unacceptable that Pilling Care Homes Limited had not taken steps to ensure resident’s safety or to provide people at the home with care that meets their needs. We were left with no option but to cancel its registration.”

The home declined to comment.