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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 11, 13 April 2011
Date of Publication: 17 June 2011
Inspection Report published 17 June 2011 PDF

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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

Our judgement

Systems are in place to effectively manage the control of infection within the home.

User experience


Other evidence

Suitable arrangements were in place with regards to cleanliness and control of infection within the home. Adequate ancillary staff were employed to ensure that hygiene standards were maintained.

Protective clothing such as disposable aprons and gloves were available as well as hand washing facilities in each of the bedrooms, bathrooms and toilets, which helps prevent the spread of infection.

Records also showed that staff had received training in infection control procedures, health and safety and COSHH.

We did note whilst looking around the home that there was a malodour when entering the ground floor unit and the toilet seat was broken in the toilet next to the staff office. This was discussed with the managers. They said that they were aware of the situation and that arrangements were being made to address this.