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Burleigh House Requires improvement

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 30 November 2011
Date of Publication: 19 December 2011
Inspection Report published 19 December 2011 PDF

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

Procedures are generally in place to promote a clean environment and prevent the spread of infection.

User experience

We looked at the lounge and dining areas, some bathrooms, toilets and some bedrooms. The standard of cleanliness was satisfactory. Care and domestic duties were undertaken by the same staff.

People told us their bedrooms were kept clean and tidy. They told us their clothes and bedding were washed regularly. People using the service were in clean clothing and looked well groomed.

We spoke with a member of staff about how they ensured the home was kept tidy and how their practices supported effective infection control. Staff were confident their practices limited the risk of infection for people, and we observed control precautions and infection prevention systems around the home; this included washing hands and using personal protective equipment.

We saw that the bathroom upstairs did not have any paper towels, nor a foot operated bin. Shampoo and bubble bath were left in the room and a toilet roll holder was not available. We saw some toilet seats were wooden which do not meet good hygiene standards, and some commodes were in need of a deep clean. The underside of the bath hoist was dirty.

Other evidence

The provider told us they had a copy of the ‘Code of practice for health and adult social care on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance’. The home had a nominated an infection, prevention and control person as required within this guide. The provider needs to review the code of practice and demonstrate how the service meets all criterion in the guide to demonstrate on going compliance with this legislation.

We saw cleaning records were available but did not always include all areas such as turning mattresses or cleaning chairs and pressure relieving equipment.

Staff training records identified that staff had regular infection control training and discussion with staff confirmed they also had access to control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) policies and procedures.