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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 30 December 2010
Date of Publication: 9 February 2011
Inspection Report published 9 February 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

People using the service live in a clean and hygienic environment, which helps to minimise the risk of spread of infection.

User experience

One person with whom we spoke to told us "It’s nice and clean here. I get help when I clean my room".

Other evidence

There were procedures and written guidance about the prevention and control of infection. There were some systems in place to reduce the risk of spread of infection, for example, visitors were encouraged to wash their hands.

Staff training records provided by the manager showed that 21 staff have completed infection control training. Of those 21 staff, two have lapsed outside the provider’s refresher guidelines, with two needing to be completed in 2011 and three not recorded as completed.

During our visit on 30 December 2010, we saw staff wearing gloves. Aprons were available if required. Washing machines were able to be used for any soiled laundry items. Staff were also seen washing their hands on a number of occasions. There were appropriate systems for handling waste.

All areas of the service were clean on the day of our visit.