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Highfield Resource Centre Good

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Inspection carried out on 17 February 2021

During an inspection looking at part of the service

About the service

Highfield Resource Centre is a residential care home providing personal care and a rehabilitation service to 37 people at the time of the inspection. The service can support up to 38 people. The rehabilitation therapy service is to prevent hospital admissions and facilitate early discharges. A multi-disciplinary team provides care, nursing and medical support.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

The quality assurance system was not consistently effective in identifying cleaning/domestic issues and in ensuring maintenance in specific areas was completed in a timely way. People were not placed at risk of harm because of this. However, we have made recommendations in safe and well-led key questions for the provider to enhance domestic schedules/arrangements, improve monitoring systems and review the timeliness of maintenance work.

People were supported in a safe environment and were protected from the risk of abuse and harm. Staff knew how to raise concerns and assessments of risk were completed and updated when required. There was enough staff on duty, and they were recruited safely. People received their medicines safely as prescribed. They were supported to regain their independence in managing their own medicines when assessed as able to do so safely.

The service had systems in place to prepare for and manage outbreaks of COVID-19.

The culture of the organisation was open and transparent with meetings and other avenues available to ensure staff could make suggestions and raise issues. They responded to concerns quickly and had good systems in place to investigate complaints so lessons could be learned, and practice improved. People were involved and consulted in their assessments and personalised therapy plans to enable them to regain previous skills and return home when possible. There was good partnership working within the service and with external professionals.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was good (published 21 April 2018).

Why we inspected

We undertook this targeted inspection to look at infection prevention and control measures under the Safe key question. We look at this in all care home inspections even if no concerns or risks have been identified. This is to provide assurance that the service can respond to COVID-19 and other infection outbreaks effectively.

We found there was a concern with domestic cleaning practices and schedules, so we widened the scope of the inspection to become a focused inspection, which included all elements of key questions Safe and Well-led.

We reviewed the information we held about the service. No areas of concern were identified in the other key questions. We therefore did not inspect them. Ratings from previous comprehensive inspections for those key questions were used in calculating the overall rating at this inspection. The overall rating for the service has remained the same. This is based on the findings at this inspection.

We have found evidence that the provider needs to make improvements in one key question. Please see the Well-led section of this full report.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

Inspection carried out on 13 March 2018

During a routine inspection

Highfield Resource Centre is a 'care home'. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as a single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection.

Highfield Resource Centre is registered to provide care for up to 34 people who may have health, social or dementia care needs. There are two permanent beds and 32 interim beds, which are jointly funded with the NHS to provide rehabilitation and support to people leaving hospital. People that use the service are rehabilitated to go back home or found permanent placements in private residential services. The home is run by City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP) after taking over as the legal entity in February 2017. It is located on the outskirts of Hull and has access to good public transport. At the time of the inspection there were 27 people receiving the service.

This first comprehensive rated inspection of Highfield Resource Centre, under the ownership of CHCP, took place on 13 and 14 March 2018 and was unannounced. We found the overall rating for this service to be ‘Good’. The rating is based on an aggregation of the ratings awarded for all 5 key questions.

The provider was required to have a registered manager in post. On the day of the inspection we found that the registered manager had been in post at Highfield Resource Centre for the last seven years, but transferred their employment to the new provider just over a year ago. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run.

People were protected from the risk of harm because systems in place detected, monitored and reported on potential or actual safeguarding concerns. Staff were appropriately trained in this area and understood their responsibilities in respect of managing potential and actual safeguarding concerns. Risks were also managed and reduced on an individual or group basis. Recruitment policies, procedures and practices were carefully followed to ensure staff were suitable to care for and support vulnerable people. Staffing numbers were sufficient to meet people’s needs. We found that the management of medicines was safely carried out and infection control practices were effectively followed. When events went wrong the provider and staff learnt lessons from them so that the same mistakes were not made again.

People’s needs were effectively assessed and staff were given the skills and training to be able to carry out their roles. People received adequate nutrition and hydration to maintain their levels of health and wellbeing. Information about people’s needs, ailments and daily demeanour was communicated well across the CHCP services located on site. Premises were safely maintained, suitable for short stay use and though some areas were in need of refurbishment, plans were already in place and work had begun to improve facilities. People’s mental capacity was appropriately assessed and their rights were protected. People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible. The policies and systems in the service supported this practice. People’s consent was obtained.

People received compassionate care from kind staff who knew their needs and preferences. People were supplied with the information they needed to stay in control of their lives, keep their independence and be involved in all aspects of their care. Their wellbeing, privacy and dignity were monitored and respected.

Independence being the main aim of the service meant that person-centred support packages were used to aid recov