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St. Cecilia's Nursing 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

We are carrying out a review of quality at St. Cecilia's Nursing Home. We will publish a report when our review is complete. Find out more about our inspection reports.

Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 26 November 2020

About the service

St. Cecilia’s Nursing Home is a care home providing nursing and personal care for up to 44 people in one adapted building. We inspected the designated care unit on the second floor. This unit has 14 single bedrooms intended for people discharged from hospital who have tested positive for Covid-19.

The design of the proposed designated care unit was suitable to become a designated setting. We were assured that this service met good infection prevention and control guidelines as a designated care setting.

We found the following examples of good practice

¿ The systems in place allowed people to be admitted to the home safely. Each unit was separated to prevent cross infection.

¿ People isolating in the designated unit had their own dedicated staff who provided a support bubble to support all their needs, including their meals and social support.

¿ People had their own single rooms and access to toilets and bathing facilities.

¿ There was clear signage on the correct use of PPE and handwashing techniques and staff had received appropriate infection control and prevention training.

¿ A detailed risk assessment was in place for ensuring safe visits, this included a booking system, to allow for social distancing, visitor agreement form, health screening and use of PPE. Local restrictions on visiting were in place at the time of the inspection and alternative measures such as video calls were being used.

¿ The environment was very clean. Additional cleaning was taking place including of frequently touched surfaces.

¿ There were detailed risk assessments to manage and minimise the risks Covid-19 presented to people who used the service, staff and visitors.

¿ Staff had been consulted with about their specific risks or concerns. Each staff member had had a detailed risk assessment and health risk assessment.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas



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



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Requires improvement

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