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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 20 January 2011
Date of Publication: 19 April 2011
Inspection Report published 19 April 2011 PDF | 202.98 KB

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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 20/01/2011, checked the provider's records, observed how people were being cared for, looked at records of people who use services, talked to staff and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

People lived in a home which was clean and fresh.

People may not be as protected as they should be from acquiring infections because all staff had not received infection control training.

Overall, we found that improvements are needed for this essential standard.

User experience

People told us that the home was always clean and tidy. The people living in the home and relatives who we spoke to said the home always smelt clean and fresh. They said they had not detected any unpleasant odours.

People told us that their clothes are always washed well and returned to them.

Other evidence

The home employed cleaners who did the daily cleaning of all communal areas, bedrooms and bathrooms. The home was clean and fresh when we visited. Not all the staff had received training in infection control. Staff were seen to use disposable gloves and aprons when carrying out care tasks and there was hand gels and hand washes in the bathrooms and other areas of the home.

The laundry was organised. It had the facilities needed to wash soiled and infected linen. Soiled linen was transported correctly and put straight into the machine.

Clinical waste was transported and disposed of safely.

Cleaning products were stored safely. Aprons and hats were worn in the kitchen area. The home had infection control procedures in place to control and reduce the risk of infection.

The home did have a copy of the relevant infection control guidance that has been issued by the Department of Health's for Health and Adult Social Care on the Prevention and Control of Infections. This was to make sure the service complies with all relevant standards to protect people from infection.