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The local authority has identified this service as suitable to care for people discharged from hospital with a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. We have checked it meets the infection prevention and control standards we expect. Find out more about these checks

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 10 December 2020

We found the following examples of good practice.

The provider had systems in place to ensure visits to the service were managed safely to reduce the risk of infections being spread. All visits to the service were planned in advance and overseen by trained staff to ensure safe practices were followed.

The provider had implemented isolation, cohorting and zoning effectively to reduce the risk of infections spreading.

The provider ensured that new admissions to the service were planned carefully to ensure people’s needs would be safely met. There were strong links with local hospital discharge teams to ensure the correct level of information was shared when people left hospital and entered the service.

The provider had systems in place to ensure PPE levels were maintained. All staff were trained in infection control and the correct use of PPE.

The service was taking part in ‘whole service’ testing to protect all residents and staff.

The designated care setting had been thoroughly planned and risk assessed. There was a clear separation of the premises and the staff team to avoid cross-contamination. There were clear infection control processes to maintain cleanliness and hygiene levels.

The designated care setting was led by the infection prevention control lead. The provider worked closely with the local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Group to plan and develop the designated care setting.

We were assured that this service met good infection prevention and control guidelines as a designated care setting

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Requires improvement

Updated 10 December 2020

We were assured the service were following safe infection

prevention and control procedures to keep people safe.

Effective

Good

Updated 8 November 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.

Caring

Good

Updated 4 December 2020

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.

Responsive

Good

Updated 8 November 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.

Well-led

Good

Updated 4 December 2020

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-led findings below.