A CARE home in Purbeck has been rated ‘Good’ in its first inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Pine Martin Grange, in Sandford Road, Wareham, only opened its doors last August.

In its report, the CQC said: “Staff treated people in a dignified manner. Staff had a good understanding of people's likes, dislikes and interests. This meant that people were supported by staff who knew them well.”

The care home was considered ‘good’ in four out of five criteria but the CQC said it ‘required improvement’ in its safety as concerns were raised there weren’t enough staff “which left people at potential risk of harm.”

Helen Maiello, CEO of Mayflower Care Communities, said: “As an ever growing and learning organisation, we have taken on-board the findings of our regulator and will continue to develop our services to help older people continue to live an active and enriched life.”

Pine Martin Grange was recently named Best New Care Home 2018 in the Pinders Healthcare Design Award.