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Withins (Breightmet) Limited Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 7 April 2021

Withins (Breightmet) Limited accommodates up to 65 people in one purpose-built building over three floors. The home is located in a residential area in Breightmet, about two miles from the centre of Bolton. On the day of the inspection there were 64 people using the service.

We found the following examples of good practice.

Spaces, such as outdoor areas, were used creatively to help with infection prevention and control. Designated entrances were used for visitors to mitigate the risks of people spreading infection. Visits were limited to people from one household to minimize risks and visiting for people who were nearing the end of life complied with current guidance.

People were supplied with personal protective equipment (PPE) to wear on visits and had no contact with people using the service other than the person they were visiting.

The service ensured people were tested prior to admission to the home and were isolated for 14 days as per guidance. Whole home testing for staff and people using the service was in evidence at the service.

All staff worked in only one care setting to help reduce the spread of infection. Staff members wore appropriate PPE within the home. Arrangements were in place for staff to socially distance on breaks.

The home had implemented outbreak cleaning schedules from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, including regular cleaning of high touch areas. The schedules were followed effectively and there was evidence of communication with cleaning staff around guidance and requirements.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 7 April 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 7 April 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 7 April 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 7 April 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 7 April 2021