Horndean nursing home rated as good by CQC

Toby Meredith (Media Porduction Manager, University of Portsmouth), Liz Hawes (Research Nurse, Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust), and Simon Toh (Consultant Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust)

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A NURSING home has been rated as ‘good’ with its staff commended for their kindness and compassion.

Acacia House Nursing Home in Horndean was given the rating by the Care Quality Commission after an inspection carried out earlier this year.

It was given a good rating in the five criteria looked at, including whether the home was safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

The report said: ‘People using the services told us they liked the staff and found them helpful, friendly and kind.

‘We saw staff treating people with kindness and compassion. People were treated with dignity and respect.’

It added: ‘People were cared for by staff who had the knowledge and skills to carry out their roles and responsibilities.

‘They were supported to have their healthcare needs met appropriately.’

Acacia House Nursing Home in Portsmouth Road looks after people aged over 65 with dementia, physical disabilities or need help with personal care.