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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 25, 29 March 2011
Date of Publication: 29 July 2011
Inspection Report published 29 July 2011 PDF

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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

Our judgement

Procedures are in place with regard to the control of infection to protect people who use the service, visitors and staff.

On the basis of the evidence provided and the views of people using the services we found the service to compliant with this outcome.

User experience

People who use this service made no specific comments about this outcome. But people told us that their rooms were kept clean.

Other evidence

The provider’s registration application told us that they were compliant with this outcome and that all staff have attended infection control training.

The provider compliance assessment requested as part of this review told us that the provider had areas to address and provided an action plan to rectify this in a timely manner. The Manager told us during the visit that these areas had now been addressed.

The Manager told us that there is now an infection control champion within the management team, who has received training and developed cleaning schedules for the home to ensures the environment is appropriately clean and sanitary. We spoke to one domestic assistant on duty during our visit. They told us they had recently attended further infection control training, and of changes and improvements made to the procedures followed in the home. Two care workers we spoke to also confirmed they had received infection control training and were aware of the procedures they should follow and that they aware they were due to receive a further training update.

We observed during the visit that the communal areas of the home and the sample of the people's bedrooms viewed was clean and odour free. Staff told us they have got good access to gloves, aprons and hand washing gel to control the risk of infection. We observed these facilities to be available in the home and that staff were wearing disposable gloves and aprons appropriately. We spoke to three care workers during our visit who told us that this equipment is always available in the home for the staff to use.