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We have edited the inspection report for Beechfield Lodge from 26 October 2017 in order to remove some text which should not have been included in this report. This has not affected the rating given to this service.

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 3 March 2021

Beechfield Lodge is located in Salford, Greater Manchester and is operated by Anchor Hanover Group. The home provides accommodation and personal care and is registered with CQC to provide care for up to 60 people. At the time of the inspection there were 38 people living at the home.

We found the following examples of good practice:

At the entrance of the home, information was displayed to inform visitors about any infection control procedures to be followed. Temperature checks were taken, with questionnaires completed where visitors declared they had not displayed any recent symptom of COVID-19, or felt unwell. Lateral flow (a COVID-19 test where the results can be obtained quickly) testing was carried out as needed.

Various methods had been used to enable people to keep in touch with their family and friends during the pandemic. This included video calls and window visits.

Zoning arrangements were used when people had tested positive for COVID-19 and needed to self-isolate in certain areas of the home. COVID-19 testing was in place for both staff and people using the service. People living at the home had all received their first dosage of the COVID-19 vaccination.

Appropriate arrangements were in place for new admissions to the home, such as requesting confirmation of a negative COVID-19 test before each person moved into Beechfield Lodge.

Enough personal protective equipment (PPE) was available and we saw staff wore it at all times during our visit. Hand sanitizers were distributed throughout the building to promote proper hand hygiene practices.

We observed the home to be clean and tidy, with domestic staff carrying out their duties throughout the day. Windows were opened at various times during the day to assist with ventilation and outdoor facilities were used when better weather allowed.

There were enough staff to care for people safely, with staff receiving additional infection control training from the local authority during the pandemic. Despite a reduced occupancy at the home, staffing levels had not been reduced to ensure additional pressures were not placed on staff during what had been a difficult period.

Risk assessments were completed where certain groups may be at higher risk of contracting the virus. An appropriate infection control procedure was in place and regular infection control audits were undertaken to ensure standards were maintained. Continency planning arrangements had also been put in place to help reduce the likelihood of any future COVID-19 cases and promote learning.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 3 March 2021

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

Effective

Good

Updated 3 March 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 3 March 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 3 March 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 3 March 2021