A WALL Heath nursing home has been warned to make shape up or face action from a government watchdog.

The Care Quality Commision (CQC) is demanding an improvement in the standards of care at Holbeche House after inspectors found failings during an unannounced visit in October.

The Wolverhampton Road home, which is run by Four Seasons (Bamford) Limited, was found to be below standards for the care and welfare of service users and assessing and monitoring the quality of services.

Andrea Gordon, deputy director of operations (central region) for CQC, said: "The law says these are the standards that everyone should be able to expect. Providers have a duty to ensure they are compliant.

“This warning sends a clear message that Holbeche House Care Home needs to address this issue or face further consequences.

“Our inspectors will return in the near future and if we find that the required progress is not made we won’t hesitate to use our legal powers to protect the people who use this service."

Bosses at the home have been ordered to make improvements after care plans were not updated while notes on a wound review contained conflicting information.

Inspectors also said paitents were in danger of developing pressure sores because mattress settings were not being recorded when they were repositioned.

A spokesperson for Four Seasons (Bamford) Limited said: "We regret that in this instance the quality of care provided by Holbeche House fell short of some of the standards we expect to deliver.

"We have accepted the recommendations of the CQC inspectors and have been addressing the issues raised as a matter of urgency. Our priority is to ensure the wellbeing and appropriate care of our residents."