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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 8 September 2014
Date of Publication: 11 October 2014
Inspection Report published 11 October 2014 PDF | 80.62 KB

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 looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 8 September 2014, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with carers and / or family members, talked with staff, reviewed information given to us by the provider and talked with commissioners of services.

We reviewed all the information we have gathered about Voyage 1 Limited - 3 Edith Road (Tregona) and spoke with the registered manager and the provider's local operations manager.

Our judgement

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

Reasons for our judgement

The home had a copy of the Department of Health "Code of Practice for health and adult social care on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance". The manager was aware of the content and the requirements under the code. The provider had an allocated person at their head office who took overall responsibility for compliance with the code.

We saw the daily shift record had lists of cleaning to be carried out each shift. As well as routine vacuuming and cleaning, one room was identified to be "deep cleaned" each day. This involved pulling out all furniture and cleaning behind, cleaning skirting boards and on top of any cupboards. As the home was small this meant all areas of the home received a "deep clean" at least every two weeks.

There were also rotas in place for cleaning inside food cupboards, as well as cleaning the fridge and freezer. We saw cleanliness was included in the provider's and manager's routine audit systems.

On the day of our inspection we saw the home was well maintained and tidy, with a good standard of hygiene apparent. Cleaning equipment was colour coded and kept separate to prevent cross contamination. Health care waste was stored and disposed of in line with the code of practice.

The relatives we spoke with told us they thought the home was kept "very clean" and added that their family member's bedroom was always "neat and tidy".