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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 17 February 2021

Anbridge Care Home is located in Oldham, Greater Manchester and is operated by Mr Charles Jones and Mrs Sally Jones. The home provides accommodation and personal care and is registered with CQC to provide care for up to 21 people.

We found the following examples of good practice:

At the entrance of the home, information was displayed to inform visitors about any infection control procedures to be followed. Temperature checks were completed, along with a questionnaire to establish if visitors had recently displayed any symptoms of COVID-19. Lateral flow testing (a Covid-19 test where the results can be obtained within 15 minutes) was carried out for any visitors.

Enough personal protective equipment (PPE) was available and we saw staff wore it at all times during our visit. Some PPE was not stored safely and was left out of its original packaging. This presented the risk of cross contamination. We raised this issue with the service and it was resolved quickly.

We observed the home to be clean and tidy, with domestic staff carrying out their duties throughout the day. Cleaning schedules were in place and this included a deep clean of people's bedrooms.

Some furniture, particularly armchairs in the lounge, were damaged and were in need of replacing. This meant there was a risk they might not be cleaned effectively. We were given assurances that arrangements were in place for this furniture to be replaced.

Staff had received both infection control and hand hygiene training. This included the safe donning and doffing of PPE.

Zoning arrangements were used when people had tested positive for COVID-19 and needed to self-isolate in certain areas of the home. Where people had tested positive and were self-isolating in their bedroom, a sign was placed on the door so people were aware.

COVID-19 testing was in place for both staff and people using the service. People living at the home were also scheduled to receive their COVID-19 vaccination imminently.

Appropriate arrangements were in place for new admissions, although due to the outbreak, none were being taken at the time of our inspection.

Windows were opened at various times during the day and outdoor facilities were used when better weather allowed. Air conditioning units had also been purchased earlier in the pandemic to aid ventilation.

Risk assessments were completed where certain groups may be at higher risk of contracting the virus. An appropriate infection control procedure was in place and regular infection control audits were undertaken to ensure standards were maintained.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 17 February 2021

No rating was awarded following this inspection. This was a targeted inspection looking at the infection control and prevention measures the provider has in place.

Effective

Good

Updated 17 February 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 17 February 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 17 February 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 17 February 2021