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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 5 December 2013
Date of Publication: 3 January 2014
Inspection Report published 03 January 2014 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

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 5 December 2013, observed how people were being cared for and checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care. We talked with people who use the service, talked with carers and / or family members and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People were cared for in a clean, hygienic environment.

Reasons for our judgement

During the visit we inspected all of the bedrooms, the bathroom, kitchen and communal areas.

We saw weekly cleaning duty rota’s for the home which staff had dated and signed. This showed cleaning had taken place in, for example; the lounge area including hoovering and cleaning windows.

People living in the home were supported to keep their own bedrooms clean and tidy. Out of the three bedrooms we visited, two were very clean and tidy and one of them was satisfactory.

The kitchen and communal areas were satisfactory.

Out of the staff files examined we found most of them to contain infection control and health and safety training certificates.

We examined the ‘control of substances hazardous to heath’ (COSHH) file and found that the assessments were out of date. We showed staff this and just after the visit they confirmed that the assessments were now up to date. The provider may find it useful to ensure that COSHH files are reviewed regularly.

The provider had in place an infection control policy and staff had received training. We found that people were being cared for in a clean, hygienic environment and were protected from the risk of infection.