SANDIWAY Lodge Nursing Home has maintained its ‘good’ rating from the national healthcare watchdog.

The Care Quality Commission carried out an unannounced inspection of the Chester Road nursing home in January.

‘Good’ ratings were achieved in categories of safety, effectiveness, care and responsiveness, as well as in leadership which was graded as ‘needing improvement’ in the previous inspection report.

A report, published on January 23, said staff at the residential home had the skills and knowledge to keep people safe.

The inspector wrote: “Care plans contained risk assessments and when risks were identified plans provided clear guidance for staff on how to reduce the risk of harm.

“Incidents and accidents were reported and analysed to identify trends. There was evidence that lessons were learned when incidents happened.

“We observed many positive interactions between people and staff. People spoke highly of the staff and staff spoke positively about their roles.

“People and staff unanimously, spoke highly of the registered manager who they described as a strong leader with high standards. Staff told us morale at the service was good and that they felt valued.”