A WIRRAL care home has achieved a rating of ‘good’ following the latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The CQC carried out an inspection Elderholme Nursing Home on Clatterbridge Road in 2021 where it was rated ‘requires improvement’.

Elderholme Nursing Home is a care home providing personal and nursing care to up to 64 people.

They also provide specialist care to people who require ventilation or tracheostomy care, as well as short term assessment and reablement support

In a report released on Tuesday (October 31), the rating from inspectors had improved to ‘good’ overall.

The CQC also rated it ‘good’ in the categories effective and well-led, however, rated safety as 'required improvement'.

The report said: "The last rating for this service was requires improvement (published February 10 2021) and there was a breach in regulation regarding the management of medicines.

"The provider completed an action plan after the last inspection to show what they would do and by when to improve.

"At this inspection we found improvements had been made and the provider was no longer in breach of regulations."

It continued: "Risks to people were assessed and measures were in place to mitigate identified risks, however records did not always reflect these were adhered to.

"For example, repositioning records had not been completed on the morning of the inspection, although staff told us the support had been provided.

"Although most care plans were detailed and provided information regarding people's needs and preferences, some required further review to ensure consistent and detailed information regarding people's needs was reflected, such as how often their weight or blood sugar should be monitored."

However, it also said: "People and their relatives told us they felt the home was safe.

"Their comments included, 'The care is excellent here and I am 100% safe and grateful for the care I receive' and, 'I feel totally safe as they know what they are doing' and 'they are very gentle and know what they are doing which makes me feel safe'."

The CQC report can be read here.

A spokesperson for Elderholme Nursing Home said: "The Board of trustees are pleased that the Home, led by Kelly Crabtree, the Registered Manager, succeeded in achieving overall ‘good’ rating with the Care Quality Commission: implementation of all these improvements following Covid-19 pandemic and economic challenges have been very tough however nevertheless the management team were determined and worked very hard to evidence all good care delivered to the residents in the Home.

"Kelly Crabtree is very proud of the ‘good’ rating the team achieved and would like to thank all the residents and families for all their support and encouragement."