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Fairview Court Care Home Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 10 April 2021

Fairview court provides nursing care and accommodation for up to 50 older people. At the time of our inspection 43 people were living in the home.

We found the following examples of good practice.

The home had arrangements in place to ensure visits could take place safely. There was a visiting pod available for use in the grounds of the home, which had separate entrances for both people and their relative. Lateral flow tests were carried out before people could enter the home. Hand sanitisers and personal protective equipment (PPE) was readily available throughout the building. We discussed with the registered manager how clearer signage at the entrance would be helpful to make sure visitors were aware of procedures to follow.

Staff wore PPE and there were good supplies of this in place. Clinical waste bins were used to dispose of used PPE. There were arrangements in place to reduce the risk of transmission between staff. This included ‘cohorting’ staff to floors and using separate entrances to access different areas of the home. Staff had received training in how to use PPE effectively.

Staff and people in the home were tested regularly in accordance with government guidance. This helped ensure any infection would be identified promptly and action taken accordingly to reduce the risk of transmission. The home had experienced an outbreak of Covid 19, during the pandemic and had taken the opportunity to learn from the experience.

The home was clean and well maintained. We discussed with the registered manager some minor improvements, such as having clear protocols for staff to follow when cleaning rooms and also better storage facilities for items such as urinals and commodes. Infection control audits were undertaken to monitor how well procedures were being followed.

People’s wellbeing had been supported during the course of the pandemic. This included group activities when possible and activities taking place with individuals in their rooms. The registered manager told us staff had worked incredibly hard to ensure people received the care they needed, during some very challenging times over the course of the pandemic. The registered manager had also worked a very high number of hours to cover nursing shifts when required.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 10 April 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 10 April 2021

Caring

Good

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Responsive

Good

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Well-led

Good

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