A CARE home has said it is investing heavily in the future care of residents after a poor inspection.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) gave Whitworth Care's Sunnyside Rest Home in Coupland Close an overall rating of 'requires improvement' after finding it was in breach of four regulations relating to management of risks, recruitment of new staff, care planning and the management of complaints.

Bosses at Whitworth Care said the inspection result 'evidenced the need for continued investment in the town’s care home service'.

They said they are 'investing heavily in the future care of its residents' while work is underway on a new 28-bed two storey home which will replace the existing care home.

The new facility will provide additional capacity and they will also be recruiting additional staff in the coming months.

Karen Henderson, head of care and support at Whitworth Care, said: “Our focus will always be on providing quality care to our residents, which the CQC inspection has endorsed as being good.

“We have already identified that it is no longer sustainable to provide care at our current location, and we are investing £2.8 million in a brand new residential care facility that will meet the high standards for our residents. The new facility will open next year.

“The report is not unexpected, and raises some issues which we identified with the existing provision and have already taken action to address. This has been positively acknowledged within the report.”