Sunnyside Nursing Home, a residential care home in Iver, has received a rating of ‘good’ following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The home was inspected in October 2023. At the time of the inspection, there were 33 people using the service, which caters for up to 40 adults – some of whom may be living with dementia.

What inspectors found

According to the CQC’s report, people living at Sunnyside Nursing Home were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives. Staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests. The policies and systems in place at Sunnyside Nursing Home supported this practice.

Inspectors found that there were enough staff on duty to meet the needs of people who used the service. There were procedures in place to help make sure staff were suitable and had the skills and knowledge required for their roles. These included recruitment checks, regular training and supervision.

Medicines were managed safely by staff, and people living at Sunnyside Nursing Home received them as prescribed. Risks to people’s safety and wellbeing were appropriately identified, managed and mitigated, and there were processes in place for recording and investigating accidents and incidents. Inspectors saw that these were used appropriately, with actions taken where needed and lessons learned.

There were systems in place for the prevention of infection and cross contamination. People were also protected from the risk of abuse. Where safeguarding concerns had been identified, Sunnyside Nursing Home had taken prompt and appropriate action to address concerns, putting robust systems in place to reduce further risk and protect people from avoidable harm.

People living at the home, and their relatives, told inspectors they were happy with the care they received. They spoke highly of the staff and the registered manager, who were described as kind and caring.

Five key questions

The CQC uses five key inspection questions to assess whether a service is performing well.

These are:

  • Is the service safe?
  • Is it effective?
  • Is it caring?
  • Is it responsive?
  • Is it well led?

Sunnyside Nursing Home has been rated ‘good’ against every key question, and therefore received a rating of ‘good’ overall.

The CQC’s full report on Sunnyside Nursing Home is available to read on its website.

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Don’t forget – if you or a loved one has experience of care from Sunnyside Nursing Home, you can rate and review the service right here on our website.

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Published on 28 Nov, 2023 (updated 9 Jan, 2024)

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