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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 27 April 2011
Date of Publication: 28 June 2011
Inspection Report published 28 June 2011 PDF | 110.55 KB

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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

We reviewed all the information we hold about this provider, carried out a visit on 27/04/2011, checked the provider's records, observed how people were being cared for, looked at records of people who use services, talked to staff and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

People had experienced appropriate levels of infection control and the home had been clean and hygienic.

User experience

People we spoke to said they had been satisfied with the cleanliness of the home and that their rooms had been well kept. They said they had lived in a nice home.

Other evidence

We had not assessed this outcome with regard to the 'Code of Practice for Health and Adult Social Care on Prevention and Control of Infections and Related Guidance' because at the last inspection the home had been clean, comfortable and hygienic and staff had completed infection control training.

We looked at training again and found that the unregistered manager, five care staff and the housekeeper had completed DVD training on infection control in June 2010. Eight other staff had not done the course according to the training record. See outcome 14 Supporting Workers.

We observed that the home was clean and odour free and that staff had used personal protective equipment when they assisted people with care. There had been paper towel dispensers fitted to communal bathrooms and toilets, and the kitchen and laundry since the last inspection. The housekeeper had maintained good standards.