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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 26 January 2012
Date of Publication: 22 February 2012
Inspection Report published 22 February 2012 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

Infection control measures are consistently followed and this has reduced the risk of cross infection for people living at the home.

Overall, we found that Donness Nursing Home was meeting this essential standard

User experience

People we spoke to made positive comments. For example one person told us “they keep my room spotless, always coming in cleaning and changing my bed and clothes.”

People looked clean and were individually dressed in their own clothes. We observed care workers supporting people to bathrooms or their own bedrooms when their clothes needed changing. This demonstrated that people's dignity was maintained.

The home was spotlessly clean.

Other evidence

We spoke to six care workers about infection control practice. We were told that they always have access to protective clothing such as gloves and aprons, which we observed being used. We observed that care workers followed good hand washing practices after delivering care to an individual.

The care workers told us that the vast majority of linen and clothing was handled by domestic staff. The provider sent us information following the last inspection demonstrating that domestic staff responsible for handling laundry had been given training about the correct machine settings to use and also made aware of guidance (Health Protection Agency and Department of Health) on infection control practice. We spoke to a person responsible for dealing with laundry and were shown a chart that they had been instructed to follow. The person told us that all the domestic staff had been made aware of this and it had been monitored. Therefore, infection control procedures have improved and reduced the risks for people living in the home.