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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 30 April 2021

St Mary's Nursing Home is a care home which provides accommodation and support in one adapted building for people in the London Borough of Bexley. The home is registered to provide support to up to 20 people. There were nine people living at the home at the time of our inspection.

We found the following examples of good practice:

The home had procedures in place to protect residents from the risk of infection from any visitors. These included screening and testing for COVID-19 and providing visitors with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to use whilst at the home.

Staff were aware of the signs to look for which may indicate a person had COVID-19 and were aware to follow national guidelines if they identified anyone with symptoms. People were safely admitted to the home, in line with current national requirements relating to care home admissions during the pandemic.

The home was regularly cleaned by staff and the registered manager had purchased additional cleaning apparatus to help maintain a hygienic environment. The living space was used in ways which promoted social distancing and minimised the risk of the spread of infection.

People and staff were regularly tested for COVID-19. Staff had completed training in donning and doffing PPE and infection. They demonstrated a good understanding of the princples of this training during our inspection.

The registered manager carried out regular infection control audits and was aware of the action to take in the event of a potential COVID-19 outbreak. The home had up to date infection control policies and procedures which reflected current national guidelines.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 30 April 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 30 April 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 30 April 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 30 April 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 30 April 2021