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Tynwald Residential Home Requires improvement

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 30 November 2011
Date of Publication: 16 January 2012
Inspection Report published 16 January 2012 PDF | 47.75 KB

People should be cared for in a clean environment and protected from the risk of infection (outcome 8)

Not met 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 reviewed all the information we hold about this provider and carried out a visit on 30/11/2011.

Our judgement

People lived in a home which was clean. However, we found that commodes were not being decontaminated to a good standard.

Overall, therefore, we found that that there are areas of non compliance with this outcome.

User experience

People told us the home was always clean and tidy.

Other evidence

We looked around the home and saw that there was liquid soap and paper hand towels in the toilets. Hand hygiene gel was available at the entrance to the home.

When we walked around the home during our visit, we saw that it was clean and tidy with no unpleasant odours. We saw cleaning schedules for all parts of the home. We saw cleaning records that showed what had been cleaned in each room and signed by the cleaner.

However, we looked at some commodes and saw they were stained with brown matter. We spoke to the manager who told us that care staff cleaned commodes as and when they were used and that during the afternoon all commodes would be cleaned by a member of staff. We saw a memorandum to all care staff which stated that during the afternoon shift the senior carer would delegate a member of staff to clean all commode frames, door handles and wipe down plastic arm chairs with anti-bacterial wipes. However, there were no records to evidence the decontamination of commodes available on the day of our visit.

We saw that protective equipment such as disposable gloves and aprons were available and used if people needed help with their personal care.

Tynwald Residential Home did not have copy of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 Code of Practice on infection control and other related guidance available on the day of our visit.