The inspection took place on 16 and 17 June 2015 and was unannounced.

Birch Abbey is a care home providing personal and nursing care. It can accommodate up to 60 older people. The home specialises in caring for people with dementia. The accommodation is purpose built and planned over four floors. A passenger lift provides to access all areas of the home. Single bedrooms with ensuite facilities are provided over three floors. There is a large secure garden area at the side and rear of the home and parking facilities at the front of the building. It is located in a residential area close to Southport town centre. There were 48 people living in the home at the time of our inspection. The provider also provides support in people’s own homes. One person currently receives this support.

A registered manager was in post. ‘A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run.’


A full Care Quality Commission report can be found here


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