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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 5 December 2020

Cams Ridge provides nursing care to older persons. Cams Ridge can accommodate up to 51 people in one adapted building. The home has two floors accessed via stairs or a lift, three communal areas and a large garden where people could choose to spend their time. At the time of the inspection 27 people lived in the home.

We found the following examples of good practice.

¿ The home had a current outbreak of Covid 19 and were not allowing visits to people living in the home this was in accordance with current guidance, however there were robust protocols in place for all visitors to prevent the spread of infection. There was a visiting 'booking in' scheme for visitors which assured the numbers of visitors were minimal and staggered. Hand cleansing station and a supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) was available for visitors. Access was granted following stringent questioning regarding contact, travel and symptoms and visitor temperatures were taken. Visitors used the side entrance to the garden for their visits.

¿ People had been supported to maintain contact with their loved ones, through video and phone calls. People were being isolated in their rooms at the time of our inspection.

¿ Regular testing for Covid-19 was being undertaken. Staff were tested weekly, and people using the service were tested monthly. For people who used the service that had a positive Covid-19 test, re-testing was planned to be undertaken 90 days after their positive diagnosis unless people became symptomatic then they would be re tested. This was in line with national guidance.

¿ The premises were clean, hygienic and well ventilated. Additional cleaning schedules had been introduced since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. For example, door handles, and light switches were regularly cleaned throughout the day. Regular audits were carried out to make sure good Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) standards were being maintained.

¿ The registered manager, deputy manager and head housekeeper are the designated infection control leads. All staff had extra training in COVID-19 and infection prevention and control procedures. There was a stringent cleaning schedule, particularly for communal or visiting areas before and after use and in high touch areas around the home. The service had followed Government and Public Health England guidance and had engaged in all support provided from the Local Authority and clinical commissioning group.

¿ The service had appropriate infection control policies and procedures in place. They had kept up to date with current government guidance and communicated changes to staff promptly.

Further information is in the detailed findings below

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 5 December 2020

Inspected but not rated.

Effective

Good

Updated 5 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 5 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 5 December 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 5 December 2020