A care home in Sunderland has been awarded a ‘Good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care.
Archers Park care home in Farringdon (part of Orchard Care Homes’ portfolio) was given the rating following an inspection which assessed it across five categories – safety, effectiveness, care, responsiveness and leadership, achieving ‘Good’ ratings across all criteria.
Offering residential dementia care and short-term respite care, Archers Park promotes a person-centred approach to care that provides residents with independence, compassion and empathy and plays a vital role in the local community.
Home Manager Sharon Easterbrook-Smith said “Residents, families and staff are all celebrating the CQC Good rating. It’s important to recognise that this could not have been achieved without our great team working together to make a difference. Well done to everyone who played a big part in such a positive outcome.”
Jackie Murray, Operations Director for the North East Region at Orchard Care Homes, commented “I am very proud of the hard work and commitment that staff at our Archers Park home have shown in achieving a Good CQC Rating and we will continue to maintain this standard and continue to improve ourselves.”
Quality of care and invigorating best practice is at the forefront of Orchard Care Homes’ strategy and this latest CQC rating is testament to the group’s impressive record to provide the highest quality of care to its residents, with 88.5% of its homes now rated ‘Good’ and a 5* Food and Hygiene rating across all of Orchard Care Homes services.