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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 17 November 2020

Kingswood House is a residential care home registered to provide personal and nursing care for up to 26

older people, including people living with dementia. At the time of the inspection 18 people were using the service.

We found the following examples of good practice.

¿ Clear processes were in place for facilitating family and professional visits safely. Window visits could take place throughout the pandemic period as all bedrooms were on the ground floor. Consideration was given to the shortest routes to a person’s bedroom if they received a professional heath visitor such as a district nurse.

¿ The service participated in regular Covid-19 testing of staff and people living in the service. This meant swift action could be taken to prevent the spread of infection in the event any test results were positive.

¿ Staff had access to sufficient supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) including hand sanitiser, masks, gloves and aprons. Staff were seen to be wearing masks during the inspection visit. Staff had received additional training in infection prevention and control, and how to put on and take off PPE safely.

¿ Cleaning of all areas of the service took place regularly and domestic staff were on shift seven days per week to support this. Disinfection of communal areas, high touch areas such as handrails and door handles, and equipment such as walking frames occurred throughout the day and night.

¿ The staff team took on extra shifts to cover gaps in the rota as far as possible. This meant the service had minimal use of agency staff. If agency staff were used, the same worker attended and they undertook Covid-19 testing. None of the permanent staff team worked in any other care service. These staff practices reduced the risk of cross infection.

¿ Furniture had been moved around in the lounge and dining areas to support social distancing. This meant people could still spend time in communal areas which supported their wellbeing and reduced the risk of isolation.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 17 November 2020

No ratings were awarded following this inspection. This was a thematic review seeking to identify examples of good practice in infection prevention and control.

Effective

Good

Updated 17 November 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 17 November 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 17 November 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 17 November 2020