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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 7 May 2021

Askham Court is residential care home that provides accommodation and care, with nursing, for up to 12 adults. People receive rehabilitation for head and spinal injuries. At the time of the inspection there were 12 people living in the home.

We found the following examples of good practice.

All visitors were required to book their visits in advance and follow the providers infection control procedures. This included a temperature check and a rapid test for COVID-19. There was information and guidance about COVID-19 and infection control practices displayed throughout the home.

The service took part in the national COVID-19 testing programme for care homes. Individual risk assessments were completed for staff and people. Staff followed the providers robust infection prevention controls.

Staff promoted good social distancing; furniture had been rearranged to support safe distances. Staff were allocated to different parts of the home to reduce their footprint; this was known as zoning and is good infection control practice.

The provider had good supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE). All staff received training in infection control, good hand washing technique and the correct use and disposal of PPE. Competency assessments were completed to ensure good practices were maintained.

The manager completed daily monitoring and visual checks to ensure best practice. There was an infection control lead to support with any staff needs and to complete infection control audits. The provider had an outbreak management plan in place and ensured regular sharing of the most up to date information about COVID-19.

The service looked clean and free from clutter. Appropriate cleaning products were used. Cleaning schedules ensured frequently touched areas were sanitised.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 7 May 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 7 May 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 7 May 2021

Responsive

Good

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Well-led

Good

Updated 7 May 2021