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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 7 April 2014
Date of Publication: 14 May 2014
Inspection Report published 14 May 2014 PDF | 75.33 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 7 April 2014 and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People were protected from the risk of infection because appropriate guidance had been followed.

People were cared for in a clean, hygienic environment.

Reasons for our judgement

We looked at the cleanliness of the service, and how the service protected people from the risks of infection.

We found the service to be in a clean, hygienic condition at the time of our inspection visit. People's bedrooms, bathrooms and communal areas were clean.

We found that the kitchen was hygienic, and there were procedures in place for avoiding the spread of infection. These included colour coded kitchen utensils for raw and cooked foods. The service had been inspected by the local authority, who were satisfied with the cleanliness of the kitchen and food preparation areas.

We found that people using the service were involved in maintaining the tidiness of their home, where they were able. People were involved in tasks such as doing laundry, tidying their possessions, vacuuming and general cleaning such as dusting. This promoted people's independence.

The care staff on duty each day were responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and tidiness of the service.

There was an infection control policy and protocol in place at the service, and checks were conducted by senior staff to ensure that a good standard of cleanliness was maintained.