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OSJCT Bemerton Lodge Requires improvement

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Requires improvement

Updated 24 February 2021

About the service

OSJCT Bemerton Lodge is a care home providing accommodation and personal care for up to 56 older people. 35 people were living in the home at the time of the inspection. Some people using the service were living with dementia.

We found the following examples of good practice.

The service had introduced measures to prevent visitors from catching and spreading infections. Visitors were screened for symptoms of COVID-19 and were provided with personal protective equipment (PPE). A visiting room had been created, which visitors accessed without going through the main parts of the home.

Staff had received training on infection prevention and control measures and how to use PPE safely. PPE stations had been placed at strategic points throughout the home, which gave staff easy access to the equipment they needed.

Additional cleaning measures had been introduced in the home. All areas of the home were clean, and records demonstrated the additional cleaning had been completed. The provider had invested in specialist equipment to help maintain hygiene in the home. This included a Luminometer, which is used to monitor cleanliness of surfaces and check that cleaning has been carried out to an acceptable standard.

COVID-19 testing was being carried out for people using the service and staff in line with the latest guidance.

The provider was promoting safety through the layout and hygiene practices of the premises. Changes had been made to the layout of the building, including creating separate zones with specific staff teams to minimise the interaction between people. A separate section of the home had been used for people when they first moved in. This enabled people to move into the home and complete a 14-day isolation period away from other people.

The provider had updated their infection prevention and control policy to reflect the COVID-19 pandemic and additional measures that had been introduced.

The provider had worked with the public health team to help manage the outbreak of COVID-19. The provider had responded to guidance about use of specific cleaning products.

Inspection areas

Safe

Requires improvement

Updated 24 February 2021

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

Effective

Good

Updated 24 February 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 24 February 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 24 February 2021

Well-led

Requires improvement

Updated 24 February 2021