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Swarthdale Nursing Home Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 20 March 2021

Swarthdale Nursing Home is in a residential area of the market town of Ulverston and provides nursing and personal care for up to 43 older people. The home is an older building that has been adapted and extended for its current purpose. The accommodation is provided on two floors, with two passenger lifts. There is an outside seating area and car parking at the front of the building. At the time of the inspection there were 30 people living at Swarthdale Nursing Home.

We found the following examples of good practice.

Staff were trained in infection prevention and control and using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) safely.The provider had ensured sufficient quantities of PPE were available.

The manager ensured clear information about maintaining social distancing was in place to guide staff and visitors. They had rearranged communal areas in the home to support social distancing.

The manager had followed government guidance about visiting. They had supported relatives to visit people and stay in touch. Consent for testing and vaccination had been obtained from people, with appropriate support from their representatives, families and professionals.

The manager followed best practice around safe admissions when people moved into the home.

The manager had arranged for regular COVID-19 testing for staff and people who lived in the home.

The staff team kept the home uncluttered, clean and hygienic. Audits were done. Frequently touched surfaces were cleaned regularly throughout the day to reduce the risk of infection.

The manager had reviewed staffing arrangements. Staff were allocated to consistently work in specific areas of the home to reduce the risk of transmission of infection.

The provider had robust contingency plans in place to ensure the safety of the service during the pandemic.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 20 March 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 20 March 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 20 March 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 20 March 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 20 March 2021