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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 27 January 2021

Parkhill Nursing Home is a nursing and residential care home providing care and support for up to 38 people close to Millbrook village near Stalybridge. The home is an extended Victorian property with bedrooms on three floors. The Provider had identified the second floor of the home would be allocated as a designated setting to support the management of the COVID-19 pandemic. This area contained seven bedrooms and a shared communal bathroom and was separate and secure from other areas of the home.

We found the following examples of good practice.

¿ Risk assessments to prevent the risk and spread of infection were in place. A separate entrance had been allocated for staff and residents accessing the unit allocated for the designated settings. Designated staff had been consulted to work within the setting and staggered start times and allocated break times for staff had been implemented.

¿ The environment was clean and hygienic. Separate equipment for monitoring people’s health, providing support and maintained contact with people’s friends, family and external services had been allocated for use within the designated setting. Cleaning schedules were clear and detailed, and processes for managing infectious waste were in place.

¿ National guidance was followed on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the service had enough stock. Staff had received training in the use of PPE and infection prevention and control and handwashing. Clear signage regarding these were displayed throughout the service.

¿ Staff and residents were taking part in regular COVID-19 testing and the vaccination programme. Risk assessments had been completed on people using services and staff belonging to higher risk groups and actions taken to reduce the risks.

We were assured that this service met good infection prevention and control guidelines as a designated care setting.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 27 January 2021

No ratings were awarded following this inspection. This was a thematic review seeking to identify examples of good practice in infection prevention and control.

Effective

Good

Updated 27 January 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 27 January 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 27 January 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 27 January 2021