Orchard Care celebrates CQC ‘Good’ ratings across its homes

Orchard Care Homes is celebrating after having achieved ‘Good’ ratings from the CQC across all of its 23 homes.

The milestone was reached after the CQC awarded Nesfield Lodge in Leeds a ‘Good’ rating in May. All other Orchard Care Homes have received the rating in previous CQC reports.

Earlier this year, Orchard launched its Dementia Promise initiative, committing to providing staff with bespoke, evidence-based dementia training. The group has also invested heavily in technology and recruitment.

Cheryl Baird, group director of quality and care at Orchard Care Homes, said: “We had no doubt that the work put in by all of our colleagues across the Orchard group would one day reflect in a 100 per cent ‘Good’ rating in each of our homes. We are very tough on ourselves generally and constantly strive for consistent peak performance every day.

“It’s a testament to the staff and management team’s devotion and expertise that we have succeeded in this highly acclaimed recognition. To be acknowledged as fully compliant by the CQC, with zero breaches is something all care home groups should aspire to. I’m extremely proud of our team for achieving this. It demonstrates how much we care and how much work goes into getting things right day after day. Our colleagues have shown dedication and a passion to provide a caring environment for people in our care and peace of mind for their families.”

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