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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 28 June 2011
Date of Publication: 8 July 2011
Inspection Report published 8 July 2011 PDF

People should be cared for in a clean environment and protected from the risk of infection (outcome 8)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Providers of services comply with the requirements of regulation 12, with regard to the Code of Practice for health and adult social care on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance.

How this check was done

Our judgement

People living at the home are not fully protected from the risk of infection.

User experience

People told us that the home was always clean and that their own bedrooms were kept clean and tidy. They told us that there were no unpleasant smells in the home.

Other evidence

On entering the home, we noted that there were no unpleasant odours. We saw that antibacterial hand wash had been made available at various points throughout the home and that people were asked to use this on entering the home.

We had been told prior to our inspection that the home had insufficient domestic staff. On the day of our site visit we were told that they employed one full time domestic assistant and that one domestic assistant had returned to work part time following a period of sickness. They also said that they were in the process of recruiting a new domestic assistant. Despite the recent reduction in domestic hours, we observed that the communal areas of the home were mainly clean and tidy and the people we spoke to told us that they were happy with the cleanliness of the home.

On the day of our site visit some building work was being carried out and this had created some dust and debris in certain areas of the home. This had been kept to a minimum and we saw that people’s bedrooms had not been affected.

Staff told us that there was sufficient protective clothing available for them to use when assisting people with personal care, although one person told us that they did not always wear disposable gloves, as they found them uncomfortable. They agreed that they would ask the manager to source alternative supplies and acknowledged that they should always be worn.

Most staff, but not all, had undertaken training on the control of infection. Training would assist in ensuring that all staff have the knowledge needed to carry out their duties safely so that people are fully protected from the risk of infection.