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The local authority has identified this service as suitable to care for people discharged from hospital with a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. We have checked it meets the infection prevention and control standards we expect. Find out more about these checks

We are carrying out a review of quality at Hawkinge House. We will publish a report when our review is complete. Find out more about our inspection reports.

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 4 November 2020

Hawkinge House is registered as a community healthcare service, domiciliary care service, extra-care housing service, supported living service and a care home with nursing. Hawkinge House had a pro-active assessment unit which supported people coming from hospital with rehabilitation needs before being discharged to their permanent residences.

The proposed designated care setting was on a separate floor of the pro-active assessment unit. Hawkinge House is registered to support up to 115 people. At the time of inspection there was no one living in the designated care setting but there were people living in other areas of the home.

We found the following examples of good practice.

¿ The pro-active assessment unit had its own dedicated registered manager who was not responsible for care in other parts of the complex. This registered manager, alongside a management and nursing team were responsible for the designated care setting.

¿ The designated care setting was separate from the rest of the home and the registered manager had thought about how the setting would interact safely with other areas of the home.

¿ Bedrooms on the designated care setting were self-contained. There were communal areas large enough to enable people to social distance.

¿ Staff assigned to work in the designated care setting would not access the rest of the home or come into contact with other staff at the home.

¿ The home was participating in weekly testing for staff.

We were assured that this service met good infection prevention and control guidelines as a designated care setting.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 4 November 2020

We were assured that this service met good infection prevention and control guidelines as a designated care setting.

Effective

Good

Updated 4 November 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 4 November 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 4 November 2020

Well-led

Requires improvement

Updated 4 November 2020