Watchdog’s warning to Chaseley

Chasley Home SUS-140705-133127001
Chasley Home SUS-140705-133127001

A health watchdog says it will not be taking enforcement action against Chaseley in Eastbourne for some failing standards but has warned it will be making spot checks at the facility.

The last inspection by the Care Quality Commission at the seafront rehabilitation centre showed Chaseley did not have an effective system to regularly assess and monitor the quality of service that people received and that improvement was needed in its quality checking systems to manage risks and assure the health, welfare and safety of people who receive care.

A CQC spokesperson said, “We’re not taking enforcement action against the home at the present time. We’ll be going back to do an unannounced inspection in due course to check the outstanding areas of non-compliance identified at the January inspection.”

A spokesperson for Rehab Group, the Irish firm which owns Chaseley, said, “CQC inspections in 2014 have highlighted both standards which have been met and standards where further action was needed. Any of the items raised where further action was identified by these inspections have been the subject of improvement action plans within the service.

“The Chaseley Trust is working closely with the CQC to ensure Chaseley continues to improve the quality of its care. A dedicated effort has been made by the trust to address all of the identified shortcomings and the trust is satisfied significant progress has been made, with the support and encouragement of the CQC and ESCC, which provides funding for the service. The trust is committed to ensuring it does everything necessary to reach and exceed the standard of care that its residents, funders and regulatory bodies expects from Chaseley.”

A council spokesperson said, “We are closely monitoring services at Chaseley, following concerns raised under the multi-agency safeguarding policy and procedures.”