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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 19 November 2020

We found the following examples of good practice.

¿ Beacon House provides accommodation, support and care, including nursing care, for older people, some of whom may be living with dementia. The home was clean and airy. All areas in the home were thoroughly cleaned each day with some additional cleaning procedures for `high traffic areas` taking place several times a day. Infection control audits were completed daily, weekly and monthly. These were effective in identifying any shortfalls and actions were taken promptly.

¿ Staff were provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and a designated PPE champion on each shift ensured staff were wearing their PPE in line with national guidance. Staff we seen were wearing their PPE the correct way.

¿ The provider’s admission and visiting policies were robust and staff adhered to these. Visits from family members were booked in advanced and facilitated outdoors or indoors. The room used for indoor visits was next to the front entrance and a transparent plastic shield separated visitors from people.

¿ When people were admitted into the service, they were accommodated on the top floor in the isolation unit for 14 days after which they could move into their permanent room. People and staff were regularly tested and contingency plans were in place in case any of the test results came back positive COVID-19.

¿ Risks to people and staff in relation to their health, safety and wellbeing had been thoroughly assessed. There was support for staff in place which included provision of training and regular supervisions.

¿ A robust package of policies, procedures and guidance had been developed which the registered manager had successfully implemented at the service.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 19 November 2020

We were assured the service were following safe infection prevention and control procedures to keep people safe.

Effective

Good

Updated 19 November 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 19 November 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 19 November 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 19 November 2020