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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 7 March 2011
Date of Publication: 18 May 2011
Inspection Report published 18 May 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

Staff follow good practice guidance regarding cleanliness and infection control.

User experience

One person living in the home said “It is always nice and clean here.” Relatives spoken to said how clean and tidy they found the home. One relative said, “Everywhere is always well cleaned in this home.” Staff spoken with told us they had received training in infection control and there were always plenty of aprons gloves and cleaning materials to assist with infection control.

Other evidence

When we visited the home it was clean, tidy and mostly free from any offensive smells. One bedroom seen had an unpleasant odour and needed attention. The manager said the carpet was cleaned several times a week and was being cleaned that afternoon. She added alternative flooring was being looked at for this room. Other bedrooms seen were clean and free from unpleasant smells. A tour of the building confirmed lounge and dining areas and bathroom and toilet areas were clean and hygienic. We observed staff throughout the day. They ensured good infection control and prevented cross infection with their working practice.

There is an infection control lead in place who has compiled an infection control file covering relevant areas. The infection control lead also provides training to staff.

Hand washing liquid and paper towels were readily available, as were gloves and aprons. Hand gel and information regarding hand washing was available in bedrooms and for people entering and leaving the building.