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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 3 December 2020

Hadley Lawns care home provides accommodation, nursing and personal care for up to 44 older people. The ground floor supports people with residential care needs and the first floor supports people who also have nursing needs. At the time of our inspection there was 38 people using the service

We found the following examples of good practice.

•The provider had appropriate arrangements for visiting to help prevent the spread of Covid 19. All visitors were required to complete a risk assessment and a checklist, prior to entering the building. Visitors had their temperatures taken on arrival and were screened for symptoms of acute respiratory infection before being allowed to enter the home. They were supported to wear a face covering and maintain hand hygiene during their visit.

•The provider had appropriate arrangements to test people and staff for Covid 19 and was following government guidance on testing. There was a designated team of staff that carried out all testing on people and staff at the home. This ensured that people and staff were tested for Covid 19 in a consistent way.

•The provider ensured that staff received appropriate training and support to manage Covid 19. All staff had received training on Covid 19, infection control and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). They received guidance on supporting people with dementia to understand Covid 19. Staff wellbeing was supported when they became unwell and when they returned to work.

•There were sanitiser points available throughout the building and thorough cleaning was done daily and a housekeeper was in place for each floor. Deep cleaning was carried out on a regular basis by an external contractor.

•Chairs in the lounge and dining areas had been arranged to ensure social distancing measures were in place. However due to the current outbreak of Covid 19 the dining room and communal areas were not in use

•All people admitted to the home were required to have a test before admission and appropriate systems were in place to ensure safe transfer.

•The provider ensured that people using the service could maintain links with family members and friends. People were supported to keep in touch by phone and virtual technology. The service was in the process of adapting a room with separate access to ensure safe visits for relatives in line the latest government guidelines.

• The provider was working closely with the local authority and public health to manage the current outbreak effectively.

•Specific staff were deployed to work with residents who had tested positive with Covid 19

• The provider had recently made changes to how meals were served and to donning and doffing stations in line with recommendations made by the local authority and further enhanced infection control training was planned.

• Weekly infection control audits were taking place and discussed daily during staff meetings.

• The provider had a named clinical lead who was providing regular weekly contact with the service.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 3 December 2020

We were assured the service were following safe infection prevention and control procedures to keep people safe.

Effective

Good

Updated 3 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 3 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 3 December 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 3 December 2020