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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 16 December 2020

Ivy Dene is registered to provide accommodation and personal care for up to 20 people. There were 19 people living at the home on the day of our inspection. The accommodation is provided in a ten bedroomed house and two annexed areas of five bedrooms each.

The service was accessing the government testing scheme which had assisted them to identify an outbreak quickly. The service worked with the local authority infection, prevention and control (IPC) team and other health professionals in managing the outbreak.

The home was clean and had regular cleaning regimes in place. Clear infection prevention signs reminded everyone at the point of entry and throughout the home about procedures for infection control.

Clear communication with staff reinforced hygiene practices, such as in shift handover and daily meetings.

Hand sanitising points were readily accessible throughout the home and staff used these frequently.

People isolating in their rooms had regular contact with staff who wore personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriately. Staff told us they had plenty supplies of PPE.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 16 December 2020

We were assured the service was following safe infection prevention and control procedures to keep people safe.

Effective

Requires improvement

Updated 16 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 16 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 16 December 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 16 December 2020