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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 16 February 2021

Service type

Paxton Hall Care Home is a residential care home providing accommodation and personal care to older people and people living with dementia in one adapted building. The service can support up to 39 people.

We found the following examples of good infection prevention and control (IPC) practice.

The service was only receiving essential visitors at the time of our inspection. Any person entering the building had their temperature taken, completed a health questionnaire, sanitised their hands and wore full personal protective equipment (PPE). We observed staff wearing PPE correctly, social distancing and good standards of infection prevention and control. Disposable crockery and cutlery were used to prevent the risk of infection spreading for any person admitted to the service.

The service had dedicated visiting facilities which had been paused at the time of our inspection. The registered manager had various ways relatives and friends could visit any person who was unwell or on end of life care. The number of visitors and length of visit was based on individual circumstances. Additional measures had been implemented for people including technology for virtual meetings with family members.

Staff supported people to be safe as they wore full PPE and adhered to good standards of IPC to mitigate the risk of cross contamination or spreading infections. Changes to the layout of equipment, furniture and the service helped keep people safer including promoting social distancing.

Staff had separate facilities for putting on and taking off PPE and COVID-19 testing.

Swift and effective action was taken if staff or people tested positive or if they had been in contact with a person who had tested positive. Individual risk assessments were in place for any person or staff member at an increased risk of infections.

Audits and governance were effective in ensuring the premises were clean, odour and clutter free. Learning about COVID-19 testing had been implemented and this increased safety for people and staff. The registered manager told us that they worked collaboratively with their local GP as a clinical lead with support from other health professionals.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 16 February 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 16 February 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 16 February 2021

Responsive

Good

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Well-led

Good

Updated 16 February 2021