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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 21 November 2020

We found the following examples of good practice:

¿ The service was clean and hygienic. The unit had not been used previously and was planned to open for people who were tested positive for COVID-19. The unit was separate to the main house with its own entrance and exit for staff and professionals to use

¿ Any person who became COVID19 negative would be moved to another area of the main home to ensure that risks of re infection were minimised

¿ Food would be cooked within the main house and bought to the unit by one member of staff and would be left in a "airlock" between the main house and the unit. Staff delivering the food would be required to change PPE when delivering food. The registered manager told us this had been agreed with all kitchen staff who were aware of this need.

¿ The environment was in the process of being completed when we visited including new beds and cleaning equipment specifically for the unit. The scheme has its own entrance and exit. There are separate facilities for use by staff working in this area, all of which are contained within this area. The registered manager told us environmental risk assessments, including fire, would be updated prior to people coming into the unit

¿ There was enough Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and current and any new staff would have training in Infection control and correct wear of PPE according to national guidance.

¿ The registered manager told us the service would be accepting of professional visitors to the service with robust infection control procedures in place.

¿ Risks to staff in relation to their health, safety and well-being had been thoroughly assessed. The registered manager told us when the unit opens individual risk assessments will be carried out for each person who was admitted.

¿ The provider had developed robust policies, procedures and guidance for the location which the registered manager.

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

Requires improvement

Updated 21 November 2020

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

Effective

Good

Updated 21 November 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 21 November 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 21 November 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 21 November 2020