Suffolk care home rated ‘Inadequate’ bounces to ‘good’

PHOTO: East Anglian Daily Times


A care facility in Long Melford, Suffolk, has been rated ‘good’ in all categories by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) three years after receiving an ‘inadequate.’

Melford Court Care Home are celebrating the glowing report from CQC following its first inspection since being taken over by Stow Healthcare Group. The report highlighted a welcoming, open and uplifting culture following their inspection at the facility.

The home was rated ‘inadequate’ in June 2015 and subsequently received the ‘requires improvement’ grade the following year, before eventually being taken over by Stow Healthcare in 2017.

The family-run provider begun improvements at the home and is now considered ‘good’ in all categories in it latest report, which was published in August.

Fiona Smith, the registered manager, said: “This fantastic report is a huge achievement for the dedicated team we have here at Melford Court. To have been able to engage with the community so positively in the last year and build relationships with other healthcare professionals has made a huge difference to residents at Melford Court and we want to keep building on all the good work.”

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