York & North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire nursing home rated inadequate after inspection

A care watchdog has rated a North Yorkshire nursing home as inadequate following two recent inspections.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said the Ackworth House Nursing Home in Filey was unsafe in relation to managing medicines and patient records.

The commission made an unannounced inspection of the home in August 2014 and a follow up visit in February.

When contacted by the BBC, the home declined to comment. The report said it had made improvements since August.

'Medication errors'

The main concern was "that medicines were not managed safely and records not completed correctly".

The report added: "There had been safeguarding alerts made to the local authority because of medication errors since the comprehensive inspection of August 2014, one of which had resulted in a nurse being reported to the Nursing and Midwifery Council."

The commission said it was continuing to monitor the home and was considering taking enforcement action.

The home has the right to appeal against any action.

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