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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 7 January 2014
Date of Publication: 22 February 2014
Inspection Report published 22 February 2014 PDF | 82.58 KB

People should be cared for in a clean environment and protected from the risk of infection (outcome 8)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Providers of services comply with the requirements of regulation 12, with regard to the Code of Practice for health and adult social care on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance.

How this check was done

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 7 January 2014, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with commissioners of services.

We were supported on this inspection by an expert-by-experience. This is a person who has personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses this type of care service.

Our judgement

People were protected from the risk of infection because appropriate guidance had been followed.

Reasons for our judgement

At the time of our inspection undertaken in July 2013 we identified that there were some areas related to infection control that required improvement. During this inspection we saw that the premises were clean and tidy and staff were able to describe their cleaning regimes. There was antiseptic gel available by the lifts (although the provider should note there was none readily available in the dining area where lunch was served) and handwash dispensers and paper towels in the toilets. We saw that specific items, such as light pull cords, blinds and fans and the hairdressers equipment were now clean. We also saw people’s individual rooms were clean and tidy and checks on rooms were being carried out weekly.This had improved since our previous visit in July 2013.

We looked at the cleaning schedules and saw that these identified areas of cleaning to be undertaken on a daily basis and when they were completed.

We saw staff using personal protective equipment such as gloves and aprons, although these were not in use for the serving of the lunchtime meal. We saw there was access to the relevant Department of Health Guidance on controlling infections. This meant staff had the knowledge and training to prevent the spread of infection.

We looked at infection control audits and saw that these were up to date with the last one being completed in November 2013. It looked at key areas such as cleanliness in specified areas, waste disposal, fluid spillages and equipment. The audit showed that the service had scored 91% in infection control practice and identified actions had been undertaken.