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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 26 November 2013
Date of Publication: 1 January 2014
Inspection Report published 01 January 2014 PDF | 72.94 KB

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

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 26 November 2013, talked with people who use the service and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People were cared for in a clean, hygienic environment.

Reasons for our judgement

We looked at three treatment rooms on the ground floor two of which were where procedures including injections had been given. We saw that the treatment rooms were clean and free of dust. We noted that one foot operated waste bin was not working and could contribute towards an infection risk. The manager told us that it would be removed. We saw that an additional foot operated waste bin was already in place for the safe disposal of clinical waste.

We discussed the cleaning of the rooms with the manager who confirmed that a contract was in place with an external company which ensured that all the rooms were cleaned from Monday to Saturday. We met with staff who worked as infection control leads and they outlined to us the procedure which ensured the rooms were maintained in a clean state between each patients appointments. We noted that all equipment was single use and had been disposed of correctly following its use. This meant that people were cared for in a clean, hygienic environment.

We were told by the infection control lead that people had not received any infections following their treatment. We looked at records which documented any untoward incidents and we saw that there had not been any reports of infections. We saw records which confirmed that arrangements were in place for the collection and disposal of clinical waste. This meant that there were effective systems in place to reduce the risk and spread of infection.