Mountbatten Lodge care home is given a clean bill of health by inspectors

Mountbatten Lodge care home, Hemel Hempstead
Mountbatten Lodge care home, Hemel Hempstead
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A care home that was ordered to pull up its socks by a watchdog has been given a clean bill of health by inspectors.

And now a carer from Hemel Hempstead’s Mountbatten Lodge has been shortlisted for a prestigious award - Sophie Rollinson will find out if she will be crowned winner of the care home worker category of the Great East of England Care Awards tomorrow.

Mountbatten Lodge carer Sophie Rollinson has been nominated for an award.

Mountbatten Lodge carer Sophie Rollinson has been nominated for an award.

Inspectors revisited the Old Crabtree Lane care home, run by Quantum Care, last month and in their report said the venue is now meeting all seven national standards.

Previously the care home had failed on every grade, which covers things like meeting nutritional needs, cleanliness and medicine management, and had been ordered by the Care Quality Commission to take immediate action.

Mountbatten Lodge manager Trish Daniel said: “We responded immediately to the CQC’s concerns. We were confident that the measures we undertook would address these issues and the CQC’s latest report confirms the high standard of care provided at Mountbatten Lodge.

“Everybody at the home has worked really hard and we are all very pleased with the results.”

Following the inspection, carer Sophie was shortlisted as a finalist in the Great East of England Care Awards - the regional heat of the Great British Care Awards.

An awards ceremony will be held tomorrow in Peterborough where the winners will be announced and presented by Julie Hesmond-Halgh, who plays Hayley Cropper in Coronation Street.

The awards aim to promote best practice within both home care and care homes and pay tribute to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.

All winners will then go through to the national final in London next year.