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Woodfalls Care Home Requires improvement

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Requires improvement

Updated 16 December 2020

About the service

Woodfalls Care Home is a residential care home providing accommodation and personal care for up to 24 older people in one adapted building. At the time of the inspection 21 people were living at the service. Some people were living with dementia.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

Personal protective equipment (PPE) was being used effectively and safely. Since the last inspection the registered manager had provided information and training to all staff on what PPE was needed and how to use it safely. Staff were wearing PPE in line with current guidance.

The registered manager was aware of the correct procedures to follow when a member of staff was required to self-isolate. Following the last inspection, the registered manager had started to recruit more staff to improve their contingency plans to cover staff absence.

Staff and people who used the service were being regularly tested for COVID-19. The provider had procedures in place for people to be isolated if they tested positive.

People were tested for COVID-19 before they moved into the home. We signposted the registered manager to the current guidance on recommended action when people move into the service from their own home.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was requires improvement (published 19 October 2019). At the last targeted inspection on 16 October 2020 the provider was still in breach of regulations and we served a Warning Notice. At this inspection we found improvements had been made and the provider was no longer in breach of regulation.

Why we inspected

We undertook this targeted inspection to check whether the Warning Notice we previously served in relation to Regulation 12 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 had been met. The overall rating for the service has not changed following this targeted inspection and remains requires improvement.

CQC have introduced targeted inspections to follow up on Warning Notices or to check specific concerns. They do not look at an entire key question, only the part of the key question we are specifically concerned about. Targeted inspections do not change the rating from the previous inspection. This is because they do not assess all areas of a key question.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas

Safe

Requires improvement

Updated 16 December 2020

At our last inspection we rated this key question requires improvement. We have not reviewed the rating at this inspection. This is because we only looked at the parts of this key question we had specific concerns about.

Effective

Good

Updated 16 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 16 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 16 December 2020

Well-led

Requires improvement

Updated 16 December 2020