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Ashleigh Nursing Home Requires improvement

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 21 February 2012
Date of Publication: 27 March 2012
Inspection Report published 27 March 2012 PDF | 46.26 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 21/02/2012, observed how people were being cared for, looked at records of people who use services and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

People using the service had access to equipment that was clean and well maintained.

User experience

People using the service had access to equipment that was used to support them with their care which was clean and well maintained.

Other evidence

We looked around communal areas of the service and some of the bedrooms. We found following our earlier inspection in January 2012 that new commodes and shower chairs had been purchased. Bed side protection bumpers had been either replaced with new ones or existing ones cleaned.

Following our inspection in January 2012, the provider gave us an action plan detailing how the service would become compliant with outcome 8. The action plan stated that a new schedule for cleaning had been devised and implemented which had included a deep clean of the service. Staff had received training on infection control and at a meeting staff had been reminded of their responsibilities.

Records showed that staff had or were in the process of completing a workbook on infection control which was accredited. We also saw staff had discussed the subject of infection control at their most recent supervision. During the supervision they had to evidence their understanding as to their role and responsibilities.

We had liaised with representatives of Leicester City Council who had carried out a number of visits to the service to review improvements. We received feedback from them that the service had made improvements to the environment in line with their own action plan.