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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 12 February 2021

Iddenshall Hall can accommodate up to 44 people who require support with personal care across. The building has been adapted with accommodation set out across two floors. There were 24 people living at the service at the time of the inspection. Most of the people living there, lived with age-related conditions.

Relatives spoke positively about their experience of visiting. Their comments included, "We did a few visits in the garden that worked well. Then the weather changed so they fitted a screen in the visiting pod. The screen works well and my relative copes really well with it. At first staff stayed in the room and adjusted the microphone but now they leave us to it. We use the on-line system for booking. If we bring anything in for our relative we leave it in the room, and they quarantine it." and "My relative is very enthusiastic about staff and the care they receive; Absolutely loves it; no regrets moving in. The staff always social distance, it’s a really good arrangement with the screen in the room, we are both perfectly safe."

Relatives were kept up to date and informed and people and staff were taking part in regular COVID-19 testing. Relatives’ comments included, "We get regular updates from Barchester by letter and also phone calls from the care home like with the vaccine. We got a call prior to the vaccine to tell us about it and inform us which vaccine our relative was going to be taking and then a follow up call to tell us how our relative felt after it." and "They kept us up to date, they ring as well as send e-mails to let us know about cases of COVID-19. They are very open and transparent, and we always know whether visiting is allowed or not."

The environment was very clean and hygienic and increased cleaning schedules to reduce the risks of cross infection were in place. We observed staff wearing the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) and they knew how to dispose of it safely.

People were monitored for symptoms of COVID-19 and had space to socially isolate in communal areas.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 12 February 2021

Inspected but not rated.

Effective

Good

Updated 12 February 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 12 February 2021

Responsive

Outstanding

Updated 12 February 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 12 February 2021