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Thornton Manor Nursing Home Requires improvement

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Requires improvement

Updated 31 March 2021

Thornton Manor nursing home is a care home that is set in its own grounds and located close to a rural village of Thornton-le-Moors between Ellesmere Port and Chester. The service is based over two floors and is registered to provide nursing and personal care for up to 47 people. At the time of our inspection there were 38 people living at the home.

We found the following examples of good practice.

¿ Comments from relatives included; "I cannot fault the staff as they have been so patient and understanding", "[Name] looked so clean and well cared for", "Staff always keep me updated and give me lots of information."

¿ Relatives told us they had previously participated in garden visits and inside pod visits with screens in place. They said these were pre booked and well managed. Comments included; "I visited on Saturday and the process was very clear" and "The nurse that undertook my lateral flow test was wonderful."

¿ All visitors were asked to complete a health screening form, have their temperature checked and were provided with face masks to wear throughout their visit. Full personal protective equipment (PPE) was available for all visitors along with access to handwashing facilities and hand sanitiser.

¿ The service had procedures and protocols in place which ensured people were admitted safely in accordance with national guidance.

¿ The service had increased the cleaning schedules and routines to reduce the risks of cross infection. The environment was mostly clean and hygienic.

¿ We observed staff to be wearing the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) throughout the inspection.

¿ People and staff were taking part in regular COVID19 testing.

¿ People had individual risk assessments in place that reflected their specific needs in relation to COVID19.

¿ Staff had all received training to meet the requirements of their role and for the management of COVID19.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Requires improvement

Updated 31 March 2021

Inspected but not rated.

Effective

Good

Updated 31 March 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 31 March 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 31 March 2021

Well-led

Requires improvement

Updated 31 March 2021