A NEW Milton care home has received a glowing report following a visit from inspectors.

A team from the Care Quality Commission spent two days at Kingfishers in The Meadows in December.

In a report just published they praised every aspect of the home's work and awarded it an overall rating of Outstanding.

The home, run by Colten Care, can provide care for up to 62 people and there were 59 residents at the time of the inspection.

Inspectors said: "People felt safe living at Kingfishers and they were very much at the heart of the service. We received consistent, positive feedback from people, their relatives and health professionals."

They said residents at the home receive outstanding care based around their individual needs and added; "People continued to receive outstanding end of life care and people experienced a comfortable and dignified death."

Staff were praised for the way in which they understand residents and inspectors added: "Staff knew people well and we saw that care was provided respectfully and sensitively, considering people's different needs.

"The impact this had on people was outstanding and had resulted in people living an active life with choice evident throughout."

The home's links with the local community were praised and inspectors noted there are sufficient numbers of qualified, skilled and experienced staff.

They added: "Medicines were stored and administered safely. Mealtimes were positive and sociable experiences. People received varied meals including a choice of fresh food and drinks."

Grades were awarded in five sub-categories with safety, effectiveness and care all graded Good and the home rated Outstanding for being well-led and responsive.

The report concludes: "The culture of the service was open, transparent and progressive. All the staff were committed to continuous improvement of the service and individual care."

The home was last inspected in June 2017 when it was also graded Outstanding.