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Fewcott House Nursing Home Outstanding

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 13 October 2011
Date of Publication: 29 November 2011
Inspection Report published 29 November 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

The home had an infection control policy based on the 'Code of Practice.' Staff had received training in infection control. The home made sure that staff understood and followed all relevant infection control procedures.

Overall we found that Fewcott House Nursing Home was meeting this essential standard

User experience

We received no specific comments from people we spoke with about this outcome.

Other evidence

The home had a copy of the Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance and had developed a policy and procedure based on this. The Code of Practice was available to all staff with an infection control training DVD.

The home was clean and tidy throughout, with the exception of two clean, but stained commodes. The laundry used a coloured bag system. The red bags, used for infected laundry, were put straight into the washing machine. The home had an infected waste contractor who collected and replaced the yellow waste bins. The kitchen had received a five star (excellent) grading following an environmental health inspection in January 2011.

Hand washing facilities, gloves and aprons were available throughout the home, staff were observed using them. There were detailed instructions available to staff to enable them to safely care for people with infections. Staff were able to describe how they dealt with infection control issues. Most staff had completed infection control training and food hygiene training. The remainder had been booked onto a course in October 2011.