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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 24 February 2021

Remyck House is a residential care home, which can accommodate up to 29 people. There are two floors, with a lift to access the upper floor. There are several communal areas in the home and outside space.

We found the following examples of good practice.

• Staff and people had been tested for COVID-19 in accordance with national guidance.

• During the outbreak, the provider ensured only people at the end of their lives received visitors indoors, in accordance with national policy. Any visitors to the service were required to complete a lateral flow test prior to entry. The provider was constructing an external pod with heating for when visits resumed.

• Staff had ensured alternatives to face to face visits during the outbreak were in place for people.

• Staff used a pulse oximeter, which is a non-invasive device. To monitor people’s oxygen levels to enable early warning of signs of deterioration in people. Risk assessments were in place for people who had tested COVID-19 positive, to guide staff.

• Processes were in place to ensure when the service resumed admissions, they were admitted safely and self-isolated for 14 days, in accordance with national guidance.

• Staff ensured the service was regularly cleaned and the environment was adequately ventilated.

• Staff had positive relationships with health care professionals and worked collaboratively with them.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 24 February 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 24 February 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 24 February 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 24 February 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 24 February 2021