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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 11 February 2013
Date of Publication: 16 March 2013
Inspection Report published 16 March 2013 PDF

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 looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 11 February 2013, observed how people were being cared for and checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care. We talked with people who use the service, talked with staff and reviewed information sent to us by commissioners of services.

Our judgement

People were cared for in a clean, hygienic environment.

Reasons for our judgement

There were effective systems in place to reduce the risk and spread of infection.

We saw that there was an infection control policy in place. The laundry was situated in a separate part of the building, this area was well equipped, clean and organised in such a way as to make sure contaminated items did not come into contact with clean laundry. The manager confirmed that all items of clothing were labelled and only used for the named person. This meant that people were protected from risk of infection.

When looked around the home we saw that all areas of the home were clean including bathrooms and toilets. We spoke with one of the cleaners who told us that they had a schedule to follow to make sure all areas were cleaned effectively. The manager told us that a deep clean of the premises had taken place since our last visit. The cleaner confirmed that it was now easier to maintain hygiene standards throughout the home since the deep clean had taken place. There were no unpleasant odours. This meant that people benefited from living in a pleasant, clean and hygienic environment.