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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 27 January 2021

Swanholme Court is registered to provide accommodation and residential care for up to 27 people, including older people and people living with dementia.

We found the following examples of good practice.

• Sufficient stocks of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) were available which included masks, aprons, gloves and visors.

• Staff had been trained about infection prevention and control (IPC) and how to use PPE.

• Staff were seen to use PPE correctly and carried out hand washing and sanitising procedures in line with government guidance.

• Enhanced cleaning procedures were in place and the environment presented as clean and hygienic throughout.

• People were admitted to Swanholme Court in line with government guidance. The provider’s admissions policy reflected this guidance.

• Procedures were in place to ensure visitors were screened before entering the home. These included completion of a risk questionnaire, temperature checks and the provision of PPE.

• People living in the home and staff were tested regularly. This meant they could act in a timely way if anyone had contracted COVID-19 and was not showing any symptoms.

• Care plans and risk assessments were in place to guide staff in supporting people through the pandemic.

• A recent outbreak was well-managed and people has been supported to isolate in line with government guidance.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 27 January 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 27 January 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 27 January 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 27 January 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 27 January 2021