Further failings found at Wantage care home

Nurse and patient St Katherine's House in Wantage failed in two out of five areas in an inspection

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Health inspectors have found failings at an Oxfordshire care home for the fifth time in nearly two years.

St Katherine's House, in Wantage, failed in two out of five areas, after a Care Quality Commission inspection.

The report said there had been improvements but some people were still at risk of inappropriate care as accurate records were not always kept.

Gold Care Homes, which runs the home, apologised and said it had taken on a "number of new people".

Nigel Denny, group operations director, said: "The company has recently appointed a number of new and highly experienced people to key positions."

Inspectors said staff were caring towards their 51 residents but criticised the home for not having a registered manager since September 2013, even though it is a legal requirement.

Since a damning report in January 2013, the home has been inspected five times, with failings found in four of those inspections.

It received a formal warning over the standard of its care in February.

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