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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 2 May 2012
Date of Publication: 24 May 2012
Inspection Report published 24 May 2012 PDF

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

People were protected from the risk of infection because appropriate guidance had been followed.

The provider was meeting this regulation.

User experience

We asked people about cleanliness in the home. We were told that they had no concerns about the overall standard of cleanliness in the home. People told us that their rooms were always clean and that communal areas were now brighter following re-decoration. One person commented, “The cleaner does a great job, it’s always spotless.” A visiting relative said, “There are no horrible smells here, my relative’s room is always clean and tidy.”

During a walk around the building we saw that all areas were clean and fresh smelling.

Other evidence

We asked the manager about systems for infection control. She told us that the team leader is the nominated infection control lead person and we saw that there was a copy of the hygiene code at the home. We were told that an infection control nurse from NHS Warwickshire had recently undertaken an audit of infection control procedures at the home. We were shown a copy of the action plan developed by the home to meet the recommendations made at this visit. The team leader told us that all the recommendations have been met.

We were told and saw documentary evidence that staff receive mandatory training in infection control and hand hygiene. Our conversations with staff showed that infection control was given a high priority and there were clear procedures to follow. Staff said that they had the personal protective equipment that they needed. We observed staff wearing appropriate clothing when undertaking nursing and cleaning tasks and there were adequate supplies of aprons and gloves.

We were told that slings used when hoisting people are regularly cleaned and a stock of slings is kept to ensure the correct one is always available for use.

We saw that the laundry was clean and well organised. There was an identifiable dirty to clean flow of laundry which reduced the risk of cross infection.

We saw that the home had been awarded four stars from the local environmental health office demonstrating that kitchen staff practice high standards of food hygiene.