Alexandra View Care Centre

Lilburn Place
Southwick
Sunderland
Tyne and Wear SR5 2AF

Telephone: (0191) 549 6331

Care Types: Care Home with NursingDementiaOlder PeopleYounger Adults


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Requires improvement

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Last updated 23 November 2018
We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to look at the overall quality of the service, and to provide a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.

This inspection took place on 8 and 16 October 2018 and was unannounced. The inspection was carried out by one inspector and one expert by experience. An expert by experience is a person who has personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses this type of care service.

Before the inspection we reviewed the information we held about the home. This included the notifications we had received from the provider. Notifications are changes, events or incidents the provider is legally required to let us know about. We had regular communication with the local authority commissioners of the service, the local authority safeguarding team and the clinical commissioning group (CCG).

We used information the provider sent us in the Provider Information Return. This is information we require providers to send us at least once annually to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make.

We spoke with seven people who used the service. We also spoke with the interim manager, the regional manager, one nurse, one senior care worker, three care staff, the activity co-ordinator and a kitchen assistant. We looked four people’s care records, medicines records for all people and five staff files. We also looked at a range of records relating to the management and safety of the service.

We used the Short Observational Framework for Inspection (SOFI). SOFI is a way of observing care to help us understand the experience of people who could not talk with us.

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