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Date of Publication: 17 January 2013
Follow Up Report published 17 January 2013 PDF


During a check to make sure that the improvements required had been made

When we carried out our initial review of compliance in July 2012, we had moderate concerns relating to this essential standard. During that review, we found that people using the service were not always fully protected from the risk of infection because there was no system in place for the checking of the cleanliness of the mattresses. We carried out this desktop review to check whether improvements had been made.

As part of this review, we were provided with documentation that showed the provider had created a specific audit to monitor the cleanliness of the mattresses on a weekly basis. The audit covered all types of mattresses and also included instructions on how to check the different types of mattresses, in particular those mattresses that can be unzipped. We saw evidence of these audits being carried out regularly and actions being recorded where required.