You are here

Garside House Nursing Home Requires improvement

The provider of this service changed - see old profile

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Requires improvement

Updated 10 March 2021

Garside House Nursing Home is a residential care home that provides personal and nursing care for up to 40 people on three separate floors. At the time of the inspection 10 people were living at the service, including older people and people living with dementia.

We found the following examples of good practice.

The risks associated with Covid-19 were considered and plans were in place to mitigate these risks. At the entrance to the home there was clear guidance in place requesting staff and visitors to adhere to government guidance with respect to personal protective equipment PPE.

The provider was completing weekly audits of PPE to ensure there were appropriate levels of stock. We observed staff wearing PPE in line with best practice. Staff had access to face masks and face shields, this allowed people to see staffs’ faces which enhanced communication.

At the time of our inspection, routine visiting had been suspended to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19. However, relatives received regular feedback from the provider through a monthly newsletter and weekly email updates. Staff supported people to communicate with relatives through video conferencing or by telephone.

The provider was currently admitting two people a week and new admissions were supported in line with best practice guidance. People moving into the service were expected to provide a recent negative COVID-19 test result, and they were further tested by the service in line with government guidelines. People were also expected to isolate upon arrival to minimise the risk of potential infection to existing people.

The provider had a dedicated lead for coordinating testing. Staff and people were routinely tested for COVID-19. Staff had access to rapid response lateral flow tests (LFD) as well as standard Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. There was one team responsible for coordinating testing in the home.

Staff had received training on infection control and COVID- 19, and they understood the signs and symptoms that might indicate ill health which would require medical attention. The layout of the building allowed for clear zoning if someone needed to self-isolate in their own room if they received a positive test result.

Inspection areas

Safe

Requires improvement

Updated 10 March 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Requires improvement

Updated 10 March 2021

Caring

Requires improvement

Updated 10 March 2021

Responsive

Requires improvement

Updated 10 March 2021

Well-led

Requires improvement

Updated 10 March 2021