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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 6 November 2012
Date of Publication: 28 November 2012
Inspection Report published 28 November 2012 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 6 November 2012, observed how people were being cared for and talked with staff. We talked with stakeholders.

Our judgement

People were protected from the risk of infection because appropriate guidance had been followed.

Reasons for our judgement

There were effective systems in place to reduce the risk and spread of infection. Staff told us they had equipment for infection control including disinfection hand gel, disposable gloves and access to disposable bowls. They said the vehicles were thoroughly cleaned each week and at other times when required. They said they were also checked between each person using the service to ensure they were clean.

We viewed two of the vehicles and they were clean and tidy. Infection control policies were available and staff understood the importance of minimising the risk of infection to people using the service and themselves.

Stakeholders told us the staff understood infection control procedures and followed them. Where they had provided staff with informal training in infection control they had been attentive and had followed procedures correctly.