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Southwoods Nursing Home Requires improvement

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Requires improvement

Updated 13 February 2021

Southwoods Nursing Home provides personal and nursing care for up to 38 older people in one adapted building across two floors. At the time of our inspection, the service supported 22 people.

We found the following examples of good practice.

• Staff followed government guidance in relation to personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection prevention and control (IPC). The home had ample supplies of PPE and stock levels were monitored by the registered manager.

• All staff and people living at the service received regular Covid-19 testing. Appropriate processes were in place and followed should anyone display any symptoms of Covid-19

• Staff supported people's social and emotional wellbeing. The service had used different methods including information technology to assist communication. The provider and staff kept family members up to date about the latest guidance and their relative's health via regular telephone calls and other technology including video calls.

• Audits were in place and used to ensure the service was providing safe care and staff were following guidance. Regular observations of staffs practice had been completed.

• All staff had undertaken training in infection prevention and control. This included putting on and taking off PPE, hand hygiene and other Covid-19 related training.

Inspection areas

Safe

Requires improvement

Updated 13 February 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Requires improvement

Updated 13 February 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 13 February 2021

Responsive

Requires improvement

Updated 13 February 2021

Well-led

Requires improvement

Updated 13 February 2021