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Hillcroft Nursing Home Morecambe Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 21 April 2021

Hillcroft nursing home provides personal care and accommodation for up to 54 people in single ensuite bedrooms. At the time of this inspection there were 47 people living in the home. The home is spacious with a variety of communal areas and gardens.

We found the following examples of good practice

There were clear systems in place which helped ensure visitors understood and could follow best practice in relation to infection prevention and control (IPC). The service had written to relatives about recent changes to visiting and how to book in visits. Lateral flow testing (LFT) was available for nominated visitors. There were a variety of alternatives to visiting which included, window visits, social media platforms accessed through tablets on each floor which were purely for social contacts.

Staff breaks were staggered and staff rooms had been arranged to help staff maintain social distancing. An unoccupied bedroom had also been used as a staff facility which helped maintain social distancing. Staff worked in the same areas as far as was possible.

People living in the home had been supported to have regular Covid 19 tests and vaccinations. Staff continued to be tested regularly and were provided with additional information about vaccination which helped encourage the majority of staff to be vaccinated.

Personal protective equipment, (PPE) was available throughout the home. Staff were observed wearing this. Areas for staff to put on and take off PPE and to change their clothes had been provided.

The home was clean and had followed enhanced cleaning procedures in response to the pandemic.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 21 April 2021

Inspected but not rated

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 21 April 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 21 April 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 21 April 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 21 April 2021