17 October 2023
Millfield care home praised by care regulator
Millfield care home in Oldham is delighted to have been classed as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the second highest rating possible. The team has been celebrating this week after receiving the accolade.
The CQC’s robust inspection process gives care homes a rating of Outstanding, Good, Requiring Improvement or Inadequate based on five categories. Millfield, which cares for up to 38 residents, received high marks in all five categories: safety, effectiveness, care, responsivity, and leadership.
The CQC inspectors were impressed by the friendly and supportive atmosphere of Millfield. Inspectors noted that the team were both professional and friendly and made the effort to get to know residents on a personal level.
Inspectors also praised how Millfield residents and their loved ones were happy with their care. This included the wide variety of activities and events the home hosts, including gardening.
Alison Corley, Manager of Millfield care home, was thrilled that the CQC had recognised the high standards and hard work of her team. She said:
I’m really happy that the CQC has given us a Good rating. My team work incredibly hard to make sure Anchor’s Millfield care home is a great place for older people to live. Getting this kind of praise from the CQC is just the sort of recognition they deserve!
We’re proud of the care we provide, the meals we make with fresh seasonal ingredients and the wide variety of meaningful activities our residents enjoy. We welcome such rigorous inspections and clear ratings so older people, and their families, can judge for themselves which homes are right for them and get the standard of care they deserve.
Resident Patricia Thornhill, who has lived at Millfield for two years, said:
It’s wonderful that Millfield care home has been praised by the CQC but it’s really no surprise to me! The staff here are really caring, and they make everyone feel like we’re part of one big family! My room is lovely, and the food is so delicious.
I’ve always felt safe and comfortable living here. I know all the care team here by name and they all know me so well, we really have a lot of fun living here!
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