A BURNHAM-ON-SEA care home has been praised after its latest inspection. 

Priory Court Care & Nursing Home in Oxford Sreet has been rated 'good' by inspectors at the Care Quality Commission.

The health watchdog rated the home's safety, management, effectiveness, care and responsiveness, and leadership all as 'good' when it was inspected on September 5.

The home is run by Country Court Care which has further specialist dementia care homes in Sheffield, London and Spalding.

The inspection report, which was published on September 7, said there were effective systems in place to ensure people are safe and medicines were managed safely. 

The report said: "People's relatives gave us positive feedback about the quality of care people received, however they also said they felt communication could be improved in places.

"There were governance systems in place to monitor the quality and safety of care provided.

"Risks to people were identified, and care was planned to minimise known risks.

"Care plans were person focussed, clear and all had risk assessments relevant to the aspect of care covered."

Vimal Samuel took over as home manager of Priory Court Care & Nursing Home in June after being home manager at Summer Lane Care & Nursing Home in Weston-Super-Mare for five years.

He said the home will 'continue to build' on the findings of the report.

“I am passionate about delivering the very highest standards of nursing care and helping residents live life to the full at Priory Court," Vimal said.

"We will continue to build on the report’s findings so that Priory Court remains a safe and happy home for all those who live with us.”

Vimal will now lead the care and nursing teams at both homes bringing his in-depth knowledge and expertise to the two Somerset nursing homes.

Country Court Operations director Helen Richmond added: “We are pleased to receive a ‘good’ rating in our CQC report.

“Covid-19 has obviously presented challenges over the last few months but Vimal and the team have worked hard to continue to provide the best possible care for our residents at Priory Court, which is rightly reflected in the report."