Care homes given new ratings in Newcastle
A pair of care homes have been given new scores in Newcastle in the past month.
The Care Quality Commission gives ratings to care providers and other organisations across England. It rates how well the service is performing against various criteria – with overall rankings ranging from 'outstanding' to 'inadequate'.
The latest batch of ratings from the CQC show two providers have been rated in Newcastle in October.
A care home, Abbey Court, was rated as 'good' on October 3. The home was last inspected on August 22.
Having been inspected on May 18, Waverley Lodge – another residential care home – was judged as needing improvement. The rating was published on October 5.
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.