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Care home given a second warning
11:00am Wednesday 1st August 2012 in Banbury
A BANBURY care home has been criticised by the care watchdog over how it administers and manages drugs.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has given Brooklands 2 in Old Parr Road 14 days to make changes.
It is the second time the home in Old Parr Road has been told to improve by the watchdog.
Inspectors said a June visit found “several omissions” in records of receipts and administration of drugs.
For some, the exact amount administered was not recorded to monitor the effectiveness of the drugs, they found.
Analysis of three records found “medicines may not always be being given as prescribed” for ground floor patients.
It found no issue with first-floor patients and two consultants who visited said they had no issues with the home.
But the report found: “Systems in place were not robust enough and the audits not frequent enough to ensure the safe handling of medicines.
“People were not protected against the risks associated with the unsafe use and management of medicines.”
This had a “moderate impact” on residents, it said.
Care home manager Mark Taylor said: “The errors found were contrary to our procedures and contrary to recent training given to staff and those responsible have been severely disciplined.”