25 January 2022
We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008.
As part of CQC’s response to care homes with outbreaks of COVID-19, we are conducting reviews to ensure that the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) practice is safe and that services are compliant with IPC measures. This was a targeted inspection looking at the IPC practices the provider has in place. We also asked the provider about any staffing pressures the service was experiencing and whether this was having an impact on the service.
This inspection took place on 13 January 2022 and was announced. We gave the service 24 hours’ notice of the inspection.
25 January 2022
About the service
Littleover Nursing Home accommodates 40 people, providing long-term, respite care and palliative care. The home is over two floors, with bedrooms on both floors. There were 23 people living at the service at the time of our inspection visit.
People's experience of using this service and what we found
People were protected from the spread of infection and cleaning had been increased during the onset of COVID-19. Staff wore appropriate PPE and had been trained in how to use it.
Risk assessments were regularly reviewed with people’s changing needs and care plans had relevant and up to date information.
Staffing levels were calculated using a dependency assessment. This calculated staffing hours required, and the registered manager ensured that they were staffed to people’s needs.
Staff were recruited safely. Appropriate checks were made prior to staff starting in post to ensure that they were suitable to work with vulnerable adults.
Relatives told us that the staff and registered manager were kind and caring.
For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk
Rating at last inspection
The last rating for this service was Requires Improvement (published 22 January 2021).
Why we inspected
We received concerns in relation to the care and support offered by the service. As a result, we undertook a focused inspection to review the key questions of safe and well-led only.
We reviewed the information we held about the service. No areas of concern were identified in the other key questions. We therefore did not inspect them. The ratings from the previous comprehensive inspection for those key questions, not looked at on this occasion were used in calculating the overall rating at this inspection. The overall rating for the service has changed from Requires Improvement to Good. This is based on the findings at this inspection.