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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 7 December 2010
Date of Publication: 18 April 2011
Inspection Report published 18 April 2011 PDF | 156.97 KB

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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 reviewed all the information we hold about this provider, carried out a visit on 07/12/2010, checked the provider's records, observed how people were being cared for, looked at records of people who use services, talked to staff and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

People are protected from the risk of infection. Staff know how to protect people from the risk of the spread of infection.

User experience

We observed that the home was clean. We saw staff carrying out cleaning around the home. We saw that toilets and bathrooms were clean. People told us that the home was kept clean. A person when asked about this said, "The home is always clean."

Disposable gloves and aprons were available for staff when they assisted people with personal care. Staff disposed of these when they finished assisting people. We observed that staff washed their hands after providing personal care, or when assisting people to eat. We saw that hand wash and disposable towels were available for the use of staff and people. People are protected from the risk of infection.

Other evidence

The operations manager explained that she currently has the lead responsibility for the prevention of infection. She explained that the policy is currently being reviewed. This will make sure that it provides clear guidance on how the risk of infection should be addressed. Training records showed that half of the staff had had training in the last year in infection control. After the visit to the home the operations manager provided evidence to show that this training would be repeated. This will make sure all staff are up-to-date and understand how to prevent the risk of cross infection.

We spoke to staff about how they prevent cross infection. Staff knew how to work in away that minimise the risk of cross infection to people. They confirmed that they had access to the necessary equipment to prevent cross infection.