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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 8 August 2011
Date of Publication: 24 August 2011
Inspection Report published 24 August 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

Appropriate standards of cleanliness and hygiene are maintained.

User experience

We did not have specific evidence about what people told us in this outcome area.

Other evidence

Following our last review at the service on 12/05/2011, we had the following concern:

"There were insufficient resources available to prevent and control infections and there was a need for clarity around the roles and responsibilities of some staff".

This was because the Infection Control Lead Nurse from NHS Sheffield had visited the home and carried out a review. We were sent a copy of the report completed by her and found there were a significant number of actions that the home needed to take to improve infection control. On the day of our inspection some of these had been actioned, others were being dealt with.

Following the last inspection the provider sent us an action plan detailing the action taken in response to the inspection report. The provider told us:

"The lounge on the ground floor has had a new floor covering fitted. The corridor carpets on the lower ground floor were replaced on 23rd May 2011. The home has recruited new domestics to ensure there are sufficient resources available to maintain the homes standard of cleanliness.

The schedule for the cleaning of carpets has been put in place to ensure regular cleaning of carpets.

The infection control report from NHS Sheffield has been shared with staff. We can confirm that the manager is working with Nikki Littlewood of NHS Sheffield and the action plan is currently being worked through. The progress of the action plan is checked on a regular basis".

At this inspection the manager told us there were only 2 outstanding actions to be completed.

We looked around the environment and found that most actions had been completed. New soap dispensers were fitted, there were more hand gel machines and each bedroom had a pedal bin and toilet brush in situ.

New floor coverings had enhanced communal areas and further re-decoration work was planned.

Infection control audits were being completed by the manager and audit manager and staff spoken to were aware of their own responsibilities in maintaining a clean environment.