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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 25 September 2013
Date of Publication: 24 October 2013
Inspection Report published 24 October 2013 PDF

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

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 25 September 2013, observed how people were being cared for and checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care. We talked with people who use the service, talked with carers and / or family members and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People were protected from the risk of infection because appropriate guidance had been followed. People were cared for in a clean, hygienic environment.

Reasons for our judgement

There were effective systems in place to reduce the risk and spread of infection. We found the home to be clean, hygienic, tidy and free from any offensive odours. We toured the house and inspected all the areas of it. With the permission of the residents we inspected two of the resident’s bedrooms and they were found to be clean and tidy.

The manager told us that a quality audit and a risk assessment was carried out and reviewed annually in order to minimise any infection control problems. We saw documented evidence of this. The last review was completed in February 2013 with any issues or risks addressed immediately.

We saw the home’s infection control procedure that related to the national patient safety agency’s policy. A copy of the home’s policy was available in the staff room for information. The laundry area was clean and well maintained; there was an impermeable floor laid down to prevent water ingress and for easy cleaning.

All three of the staff whose training files we looked at demonstrated that they had recently attended infection control training. We saw certificated evidence that supported this.