Chelmunds Court care home reopens to accept new residents


New management and a robust improvement plan at Chelmunds Court care home, situated in the newly regenerated area of North Solihull, Chelmund’s Cross, has seen improvements that have stabilised the residential care and nursing service. Chelmunds Court, operated by Runwood Homes, is therefore delighted to announce resuming the intake of new residents from Monday 25 March 2019 onwards.

Huge improvements at the residential care and nursing home in Pomeroy Way, Chelmund’s Cross, have been documented by the Care Quality Commission, in a report published on 2 March 2019 (see full report here: https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-4349111960).

Faced with challenges during the first few months of operation, the home saw an inadequate CQC report in August 2018 and an admissions embargo. With new management placed, Runwood Homes instantaneously implemented a vital action plan to rapidly improve the service, realising the good quality standard that the organisation expects.

Local authority partner, Solihull Council, stated, "Solihull Council recognises the improvements that have taken place at Chelmunds Court following the publication of the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) recent inspection report. In a meeting with Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group and Runwood Homes, the Council has decided to recommence the placement of new residents in a phased approach from 25 March 2019.”

Chelmunds Court was awarded ‘good’ in two out of the five key areas of inspection in the March 2019 CQC report. Maintaining the great work in providing good quality care and responsiveness, the North Solihull care home hopes to be awarded ‘good’ overall in a fresh CQC report following a visit expected in the coming months.

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Notes to editors

Chelmunds Court is a residential home with 73 private bedrooms offering compassionate, professional care for older people, especially those who are living with dementia, both residential care and nursing care.

Chelmunds Court 2 March 2019 CQC inspection report rated ‘Requires Improvement’ overall: https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-4349111960

Runwood Homes Ltd is a group of residential care homes with over 70 homes across the UK, providing residential care, dementia care, nursing, day care and respite care for older people.

For additional information please contact Alyssa Kelleher, Digital Marketing and Communications Executive at Runwood Homes Senior Living Head Office on 01702 428544 or alyssa.kelleher@runwoodhomes.co.uk.


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