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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 10 February 2011
Date of Publication: 7 April 2011
Inspection Report published 7 April 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

We found that there was compliance with this outcome.

Systems are in place and put into practice, also procedures are carried out, to monitor and prevent the control of infection.

User experience

People who live at the home have no concerns about the cleanliness of the building and general hygiene. Comments were all positive and some included, "You won’t find a cleaner place than this". Also, "The cleaners do a great job".

Other evidence

Observation of the building from walking around found it to be clean, tidy and fresh smelling. The nurse in charge told us they employ domestic and laundry staff specifically to ensure the home is kept clean. The person in charge is aware of the 'Code of Practice on the Prevention and Control of Infections' document, and systems are in place to ensure the guidelines are being adhered to.

Hand gel and information regarding hand washing notices were provided. Training is in place and ongoing for staff to complete or scheduled to undertake training in infection control. Staff spoken to confirmed this.