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Northfield Nursing Home Good

We are carrying out a review of quality at Northfield Nursing Home. We will publish a report when our review is complete. Find out more about our inspection reports.

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 1 December 2020

Northfield Nursing Home is a care home that provides accommodation and nursing care for adults with a range of care and support needs, including adults who are living with dementia. The home can accommodate up to 63 people in one adapted building. At the time of inspection there were 25 people receiving support.

We found the following examples of good practice.

The premises were clean and well-maintained. Staff followed cleaning schedules to ensure all areas of the home were regularly cleaned, including high touch areas such as door handles and light switches.

Staff had received training in infection prevention and control, including how to put on and take off their personal protective equipment (PPE) in a safe manner. Staff were also observed completing this to ensure they were competent.

We observed staff changed PPE when appropriate, and staff regularly washed and sanitised their hands.

People’s rooms were individual and they all had en-suite facilities so people could be safely isolated if they became infectious.

Tests for COVID-19 were being carried out in line with good practice guidance, where possible.

The provider had built a visiting pod on the grounds of the home. Visits to the home were restricted at the time of this inspection, in accordance with local infection control guidance. During this time staff were supporting people to stay in contact with their relatives and friends via the telephone.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 1 December 2020

No rating was awarded following this inspection. This was a targeted inspection looking at the infection prevention and control measures the provider has in place.

Effective

Good

Updated 1 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 1 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 1 December 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 1 December 2020