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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 17 May 2011
Date of Publication: 6 July 2011
Inspection Report published 6 July 2011 PDF

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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

Our judgement

A clean environment and good hygiene practices provided people living in the home with pleasant and safe surroundings and minimised the risk of infection.

User experience

All bathrooms had anti bacterial soap and paper towels available to limit the risk of cross infection.

We saw signs in pertinent positions around the home advising people to wash their hands to prevent infection. A person we spoke to said ‘the home is always clean.’

Other evidence

Staff confirmed they had received training in relation to infection control procedures and staff understood the importance of regular hand washing. This demonstrated that staff had the knowledge and skills to promote people’s wellbeing.

During the review a tour of the home was undertaken. All areas were clean and tidy and there were no unpleasant odours. Hygiene and infection control issues were monitored by the management of the home. There was a cleaning schedule. Disposable gloves and aprons were available for use when needed. This promoted a clean and safe environment.