Turnaround for The Beeches in East Harling as facility is deemed ‘Good’

The Beeches care home in East Harling has been rated 'Good' in its latest inspection. Pictured, from left to right, is Stuart Gollands (regional manager), Emma Fulcher (staff), Kemal Hanna (resident), Sue Mitchell (staff), Mavis Jameson (resident) ANL-151010-171404001
The Beeches care home in East Harling has been rated 'Good' in its latest inspection. Pictured, from left to right, is Stuart Gollands (regional manager), Emma Fulcher (staff), Kemal Hanna (resident), Sue Mitchell (staff), Mavis Jameson (resident) ANL-151010-171404001
  • The Beeches found to be ‘Good’ in five key areas
  • Operations manager praises staff

An East Harling care home which was told to improve by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) last year has been rated ‘Good’ in its latest inspection.

The Beeches, which was purchased by the Black Swan Group last year, was found to be ‘Good’ in all five key areas, including safety, effectiveness, and how caring and responsive the service is during the August inspection.

A spokesperson for the group said £600,000 worth of upgrades had been carried out at the West Harling Road-based facility.

At the previous inspection in May 2014, the report by the CQC stated that action was needed on cleanliness and infection control, and on staffing.

Deborah Johnson, Home Manager said “The past year has been incredibly rewarding, I was appointed by Black Swan Care Group a year ago when they first purchased the home and working alongside incredible staff here we have, together, turned this beautiful building into a wonderful home.”

Stuart Gollands, Regional Manager, added: “We are delighted with the progress made at The Beeches. The staff have really excelled and should take all credit as they are fantastic and incredibly caring. We will be targeting an ‘Outstanding’ rating at our next inspection.”

Operations Manager Tom Lyons said he was “delighted” the care home and its staff had been recognised for their hard work.

“I cannot congratulate them enough,” he added.