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Blenheim Court Care Home Good

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

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 2 December 2020

Blenheim Court is a care home providing personal and nursing care up to 38 older people in one adapted building.

We found the following examples of good practice.

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic additional actions had been taken to further reduce the risk of the spread of infections. Staff were allocated to work in only one of the two units. New procedures had been implemented to restrict access to shared work spaces, such as the kitchen or laundry room.

The premises were clean and well maintained. Cleaning schedules had expanded to address more at-risk areas of the building. For example, high contact areas such as door handles and light switches were regularly cleaned throughout the day. All staff had received recent training in infection control and prevention and their competency in this was regularly checked by managers.

Visits were restricted at the time of this inspection. Relatives and friends were kept informed of any visiting restrictions and the guidelines they were expected to follow.

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 2 December 2020

We were assured the service was following safe infection prevention and control procedures to keep people safe.

Effective

Good

Updated 2 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 2 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 2 December 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 2 December 2020