Care homes given new ratings in Gateshead
Multiple care homes have been given new scores in Gateshead in the past month.
The Care Quality Commission is in charge of inspecting social care services across England. The organisation judges care providers across various metrics – with the best possible rating being 'outstanding', and the worst 'inadequate'.
The latest batch of ratings from the CQC show three providers have been rated in Gateshead in October.
A care home, The Oaks Care Home, was told it 'requires improvement' on October 10. The home was last inspected on September 6.
Having been inspected on August 18, Parkside Lodge – another residential care home – was judged as 'good'. The rating was published on October 11.
In addition, Wallace House received the same rating from the CQC on October 11. Its latest inspection was on August 3.
The highest possible rating is 'outstanding': given to organisations exceeding expectations. Meanwhile, a 'good' scores shows the provider is meeting the CQC's criteria.
However, a service found to be needing improvement will not be up to the CQC's standards, and a service given an 'inadequate' rating will ordinarily be placed in special measures by the CQC.