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Leeming Garth Requires improvement

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We are carrying out a review of quality at Leeming Garth. We will publish a report when our review is complete. Find out more about our inspection reports.

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Requires improvement

Updated 25 November 2020

Leeming Garth Care Home is a care home providing accommodation for nursing and residential care for up to 35 people, some of whom are living with dementia. At the time of this inspection there were 30 people living at the home. People have their own rooms with en-suite facilities and access to a range of communal areas. The home is built over two floors.

We found the following examples of good practice:

• All staff and visitors had to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), complete a health declaration form, NHS Track and Trace information and had their temperature checked prior to entering the home.

• Staff supported people’s social and emotional wellbeing. The service had used different methods including information technology to assist communication with staff wearing face masks. The provider and staff kept family members up to date about the latest guidance and their relative’s health via regular telephone calls, letters and other technology.

•The manager explained the quality systems they had in place to check the service was providing safe care. There was a robust communication system to ensure staff received consistent updates in relation to infection control policy and practice.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

•Additional cleaning of all areas and frequent touch surfaces was in place and being carried out but not always recorded by housekeeping staff. This was addressed by the manager following our inspection.

•Additional cleaning of the bedrooms of people who were isolating was not always carried out. We raised concerns about this. These issues were addressed during our inspection.

•All staff, including catering and housekeeping staff had undertaken training in infection prevention and control. This included putting on and taking off PPE, hand hygiene and other Covid-19 related training. We recommended that staff take up additional IPC training from the local NHS IPC team.

Inspection areas

Safe

Requires improvement

Updated 25 November 2020

We were somewhat assured that this service met good infection prevention and control guidelines.

Effective

Requires improvement

Updated 25 November 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 25 November 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 25 November 2020

Well-led

Requires improvement

Updated 25 November 2020