Tetford nursing home to remain open

The South Wold Nursing Home in Tetford
The South Wold Nursing Home in Tetford

The Care Quality Commission has announced it is withdrawing its proposal to cancel the registration of the South Wold Nursing Home in Tetford.

An inspection carried out by the CQC in April shows that the nursing home now meets all the organisation’s required standards.

In a letter sent to Sir Peter Tapsell, MP for Louth and Horncastle, from CQC Chief Executive David Behan, the CQC revealed that a proposal to cancel the registration of the provider was in place but, after a new inspection, this has been withdrawn.

The letter said: “We have recently carried out a further inspection of the service to assess the progress made and were pleased to find sufficient evidence of improvement to enable us to withdraw our proposal to cancel registration.”

Relatives of residents in the home created an action group and repeatedly wrote to the CQC and contacted Sir Peter Tapsell to help aid their campaign.

A spokesman for the action group said: “We got together and decided to form the action group with the sole purpose to address what had been said in the report.

“We also were not happy with the inspection or the inspectors.

“We have never said this home had nothing wrong. There were issues which needed to be put right and Shailen Munnien (the owner) has worked very hard to put these right.”

A new inspection team was brought in by the CQC and its latest report, issued earlier this month, shows the nursing home meets the standards expected in all categories.

“The attitude between the two teams was totally different,” one action group member said. “The second team were superb, they came in to rooms, introduced themselves and sat down and spoke to us.”

“It was refreshing to have a meeting with officials and speak to them face to face,” another added.