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Gabriel Court Limited Requires improvement

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 15 October 2013
Date of Publication: 30 October 2013
Inspection Report published 30 October 2013 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

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 15 October 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People were cared for in a clean, hygienic environment.

Reasons for our judgement

When we last inspected on 29 July 2013 we found that the provider had not maintained appropriate standards of cleanliness and hygiene in the premises where people lived. Sinks in people's bedrooms, communal bathrooms and the wet shower room in the older part of the home were not clean. The carpet in a person's bedroom needed urgent replacement. There was a persistent odour in the lounge in the older part of the home.

During this visit on 15 October 2013 we found that the provider had taken steps to ensure the home had been cleaned to the required standard.

The owner showed us the cleaning schedules which cleaning staff used on a daily basis. The entire home had been deep cleaned since our last inspection and the provider had a schedule for deep cleaning all bedrooms and public areas on a rotational basis which ensured the home was cleaned thoroughly at least once a month.

The registered manager had commenced three monthly audits of fixtures, fittings, curtains, floor coverings, bed linen, bed frames and mattresses. This audits ensured items that needed repair, replacement or cleaning were identified in a timely way and remedial action taken promptly. The provider had a planned maintenance programme to make improvements to the home. The home now had the required two cleaning staff instead of the one when we last inspected.

We visited the lounge in the older part of the home. This area was clean and we found no odour. Floor covering had been replaced in four bedrooms and in the home’s laundry room. Sinks in people’s bedrooms we visited were clean. We saw that the provider had commenced the redecoration of the lounge in the new part of the building as part of the planned maintenance programme. We found the bathrooms and wet rooms in the older part of the home clean.