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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 13 March 2014
Date of Publication: 23 April 2014
Inspection Report published 23 April 2014 PDF


Inspection carried out on 13 March 2014

During an inspection in response to concerns

We carried out this inspection since we had received information of concern about infection control procedures and the condition of the premises.

We were assisted during our inspection by the manager who had been in post since December 2013. Her name does not appear within this report, because she is not yet registered with the Care Quality Commission.

Some people who lived there were not able to communicate with us verbally because of their condition. We spoke with three people who informed us that staff looked after them well and the home was kept clean.

However, we had concerns about infection control and the cleanliness of the home. In addition, we found that maintenance had not always been carried out in a timely manner. Paint was peeling off in certain areas of the home and some of the ceiling tiles were stained.

We had not planned to look at staffing levels or equipment at the home. However we had concerns about these two essential standards. We considered that there were not enough domestic staff on duty to ensure that relevant standards such as those relating to infection control and the environment were met. We also found that some equipment was used inappropriately, broken or out of use.

We passed our concerns to the local authority contracts and commissioning team, safeguarding team, environmental health and the fire safety officer.