On 19th April 2018, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), published their report following the inspection of Ellern Mede Barnet in February 2018.

For Ellern Mede Barnet, this was their first inspection since registering with CQC, when it opened in April 2017. We were delighted to receive an overall “Good” rating, we welcome the report as it highlights many areas of best practice and high quality care that everyone should be very proud of.

CQC said of Ellern Mede Barnet: The service had a full range of healthcare professionals and nursing staff to provide safe and effective treatment for patients. The multidisciplinary team came together on a weekly basis to discuss patient care. The service ensured young people were able to continue with their education during their admission, providing flexible tuition as needed. The service increased the numbers of nursing staff according to patient risk or need”.

Ratings of “Good” across all categories; Caring, Safe, Effective, Well Led, Responsive were achieved as well as an overall rating of “Good”.

CQC identified that patients’ bedroom doors could not open outwards for emergency access. They also noted that bedroom doors did not have viewing panels for staff to quietly observe patients at night-time. Since the inspection, we have already fitted outward opening bedroom doors with viewing panels on two bedrooms with others being fitted shortly. You can read the full report here: Ellern Mede CQC Report February 2018