A ROCESTER care home once stopped from taking new patients has been given a new lease of life as it continues to improve.
Barrowhill Hall, a MOP Healthcare home, welcomed new registered manager Suzanne Scholz back in July and it has since been completely turned around.
At the time the home had failed a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection and social services had put a block on them taking in new patients over concerns for their care. Within two months they were able to accept new residents as social services were happy with the improvements.
In November the CQC found the home was fully compliant in all areas where it had failed before which confirmed the massive improvements made to the delivery of care.
Now, the building is being completely refurbished with the foyer being improved to offer a reception area, provide a meeting room and even a hairdressing salon. It will also have a large feature lounge and they are moving to refurbish the upstairs which will allow for 13 more bedrooms.
Mrs Scholz said: “It has been hard work. The staff have been very accepting of me and the majority have worked with me to make the improvements that were needed.”
The manager is also applying for a nursing registration so if residents health deteriorate they do not have to move homes. It has also been recommended by Carehome.co.uk and has taken on two health and social care apprentices.
Office manager Paula Dixon said: “Excellent quality of care and attention to detail is something we pride ourselves on and continually strive to improve upon.
“We are extremely excited about the new refurbishment program which has already started, we are confident that when it is complete it will place Barrowhill amongst the leading care homes in the area.
“We believe everybody at Barrowhill deserves the best and that it what we aim to offer, we will always go the extra mile to ensure first class standards of care.”
The home will be holding an open day for 2pm to 4pm on February 8 and those on Twitter can follow Barrowhill @Barrowhill1