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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 17 May 2013
Date of Publication: 20 June 2013
Inspection Report published 20 June 2013 PDF

Overview

Inspection carried out on 17 May 2013

During an inspection looking at part of the service

We did not speak to people who lived at the home during this inspection. We toured the premises to check on cleanliness and hygiene standards and to observe staff practice. We also spoke with the general manager, the registered manager and the infection control lead to assist us in making a judgement about compliance.

We found that action had been taken to improve hygiene standards. One bathroom had been refurbished and the flooring in the upstairs area of the home where we had previously identified unpleasant odours had been replaced. We did not detect any unpleasant odours during this inspection.

Toilets and bathrooms had been fitted with soap dispensers and paper towel holders to promote good hand hygiene.

Staff had undertaken appropriate training and an infection control lead had been appointed.

The infection control lead and the manager had devised new cleaning rotas that were designed to ensure all areas of the home would be cleaned on a regular basis.

We discussed some areas for improvement with the manager, such as colour coding cleaning equipment and segregating areas of the laundry room. We also reminded the manager about the need to inform CQC of any outbreaks of infectious diseases.