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Silvanna Court

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

84 Runwell Road, Wickford, Essex, SS11 7HR (01268) 767384

Provided and run by:
Runwood Homes Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 13 May 2023

The inspection

We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (the Act) as part of our regulatory functions. We checked whether the provider was meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Act. We looked at the overall quality of the service and provided a rating for the service under the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

As part of this inspection we looked at the infection control and prevention measures in place. This was conducted so we can understand the preparedness of the service in preventing or managing an infection outbreak, and to identify good practice we can share with other services.

Inspection team

This inspection was carried out by 3 inspectors.

Service and service type

Silvanna Court is a 'care home'. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing and/or personal care as a single package under one contractual agreement dependent on their registration with us. Silvanna Court is a care home without nursing care. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection.

Registered Manager

This service is required to have a registered manager. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. This means that they and the provider are legally responsible for how the service is run and for the quality and safety of the care provided. At the time of our inspection there was a registered manager in post.

Notice of inspection

This inspection was unannounced.

What we did before inspection

We reviewed information we had received about the service since the last inspection. We sought feedback from the local authority and professionals who work with the service. We used the information the provider sent us in the provider information return (PIR). This is information providers are required to send us annually with key information about their service, what they do well, and improvements they plan to make. We used all this information to plan our inspection.

During the inspection

We spoke with 11 people who used the service and 1 relative about their experience of the care provided. We spoke with 9 members of staff including the regional director, registered manager, deputy manager and care staff. We also spoke with 1 visiting healthcare professional.

We viewed a range of records. This included 9 people's care records and multiple medication records. We looked at 3 staff files in relation to recruitment. A variety of records relating to the management of the service were reviewed. We used the Short Observational Framework for Inspection (SOFI). SOFI is a way of observing care to help us understand the experience of people who could not talk with us.

After the inspection

We continued to seek clarification from the provider to validate evidence found.

Overall inspection


Updated 13 May 2023

About the service

Silvanna Court is a care home providing personal and nursing care to up to 83 people. The service provides support to older people and people with dementia. At the time of our inspection there were 79 people using the service. The home is split over 3 separate floors, each with communal lounges and dining areas.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

People and their relatives gave us positive feedback on their experience of using the service. One person said, “Staff are very good, no complaints at all. If I ask for something, it is done straight away.” Another person said, “The staff always look after me. I like to walk around and talk to people.”

Care and treatment were planned and delivered in a way that was intended to ensure people's safety and welfare. People were cared for safely by staff who had been recruited and employed after appropriate checks had been completed. Staff had received appropriate training. There were systems in place to minimise the risk of infection and to learn lessons from accidents and incidents. Medication was dispensed by staff who had received training to do so.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

Staff were caring and promoted positive outcomes for people. Opinions on people’s care were sought from them and their relatives and care was planned in a person centred way.

The registered manager had been successful in driving improvements at the service. Systems had been put in place to monitor the service and improve outcomes for people.

Rating at last inspection and update

The last rating for this service was requires improvement (published 9 June 2022). The registered manager completed an action plan after the last inspection to show what they would do and by when to improve. At this inspection we found improvements had been made and the provider was no longer in breach of regulations.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk

Why we inspected

This inspection was carried out to follow up on action we told the provider to take at the last inspection. This report only covers our findings in relation to the Key Questions Safe, Caring and Well-led which contain those requirements. For those key questions not inspected, we used the ratings awarded at the last inspection to calculate the overall rating. The overall rating for the service has changed from requires improvement to good. This is based on the findings at this inspection.

We looked at infection prevention and control measures under the Safe key question. We look at this in all care home inspections even if no concerns or risks have been identified. This is to provide assurance that the service can respond to COVID-19 and other infection outbreaks effectively.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service, which will help inform when we next inspect.