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Springfield Court Nursing Home Outstanding

We have edited an inspection report for Springfield Court Nursing Home in order to remove some text which should not have been included in this report. This has not affected the rating given to this service.
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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 16 September 2014
Date of Publication: 11 October 2014
Inspection Report published 11 October 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 16 September 2014, 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, talked with staff and reviewed information given to us by the provider.

We used the Short Observational Framework for Inspection (SOFI). SOFI is a specific way of observing care to help us understand the experience of people who could not talk with us.

Our judgement

People were protected from the risk of infection because appropriate guidance had been followed.

Reasons for our judgement

On our arrival at Springfield Court we observed a domestic cleaning the en-suite bathroom of one person who lived at the home. We were told that all bedrooms were cleaned every day. Residents and relatives we spoke with told us the home was always clean and odour free. Those who lived at the home were very satisfied with the cleanliness of their bedrooms. One person commented, "They (the staff) are always cleaning and scrubbing. Everywhere is spotless, as you will see."

During the course of our inspection we toured the premises, and viewed a selection of private accommodation and all communal areas of the home. We found the environment to be warm, comfortable and well maintained. It was clean, hygienic and pleasant smelling throughout. Clinical waste was being disposed of in the correct manner. This helped to reduce the possibility of cross infection. People’s bedrooms were nicely decorated and personalised. Toilets and bathrooms were found to be pleasant and clean.

Detailed infection control policies and procedures were in place at the home. This helped to ensure the control of infection was sufficiently promoted. Systems were in place for the reporting of outbreaks of infectious diseases, such as diarrhoea and vomiting, in accordance with current legislation and good practice guidelines.

We saw staff members wearing protective clothing whilst attending to personal care needs and records showed staff had completed infection control training, so they were fully aware of measures to take in order to reduce the possibility of cross infection. This information was confirmed as being accurate by staff members we spoke with.