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The local authority has identified this service as suitable to care for people discharged from hospital with a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. We have checked it meets the infection prevention and control standards we expect. Find out more about these checks

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 24 November 2020

Laburnum Lodge is situated in the Breightmet area of Bolton. The service is owned by Bolton Council, is close to local amenities and is on a local bus route. The service provides short stay intermediate care and support for 32 people. The aim of the service is to help people to return to their own home or move in to other care settings.

We found the following examples of good practice:

• There was an excellent procedure in place at the reception area, which was clearly communicated to professional visitors. This helped ensure people were aware of the current requirements and helped minimise the spread of any infection.

• The service had developed good relationships with people's family members and kept in regular contact with them to ensure they were fully informed of all current guidance.

• The service had followed guidance well and managed to contain outbreaks and learn lessons to inform any further issues. Staff responded calmly to any potential issues and had gained a better understanding of infection prevention and control.

• Joint working with clinicians had worked well and a mutual respect and acknowledgement of strengths and skills was evident.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 24 November 2020

Inspected but not rated

Effective

Good

Updated 24 November 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 24 November 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 24 November 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 24 November 2020