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Tynwald Residential Home Requires improvement

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 18 September 2012
Date of Publication: 29 October 2012
Inspection Report published 29 October 2012 PDF | 48.53 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 reviewed all the information we hold about this provider, carried out a visit on 18/09/2012 and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

The provider was meeting this standard.

People were cared for in a clean, hygienic environment.

User experience

People told us that their room was cleaned regularly and they were happy that the home was kept clean.

Other evidence

Our inspection of December 2011 found that people lived in a home which was clean. However, we found that commodes were not being decontaminated to a good standard.

The provider wrote to us on 4 January 2012 and told us that that a new procedure was in place and that the commodes were being cleaned twice a day.

When we walked around the home during our visit, we saw that it was clean and tidy with no unpleasant odours. We looked at commodes and saw that they were being cleaned to an acceptable standard. There was antiseptic gel available and hand-washing facilities for staff and visitors were in place and well stocked. We saw that clinical waste was being collected and disposed of appropriately.

The home was using the Health and Social Care Act 2008 Code of Practice on infection control and other related guidance. The staff we spoke with understood their responsibilities in relation to this.

Staff we spoke with told us they had been trained in infection control and the staff training records confirmed this. The notes from recent staff meetings demonstrated that infection control was a regular agenda item. There was information available to people using the service, and visitors, about the control of infection.

During our visit, we saw that there were a range of policies in place to prevent and control infections. We saw that staff had signed to say they had read and understood these. We saw recent records of audits of cleaning and infection control standards in the home.