St Josephs is a care home providing accommodation for up to 60 people in one adapted building. At the time of our inspection visit 50 people were resident. One part of the home specialises in providing care to people living with dementia. This is known as Gainsborough.
People’s experience of using this service and what we found
We received information raising concerns how people using the service and staff were being kept safe. This related to safeguarding and staffing concerns. We had received feedback from the provider about these matters prior to our visit to the premises. We also assessed infection prevention and control relating to COVID-19.
We observed that people were kept safe with sufficient appropriately trained staff. People were enabled to safely take part in events and activities such as hairdressers, manicures and flower arranging. These were all thought through and measures were put in place to minimise risks associated with COVID-19.
We were assured that this service met good infection prevention and control guidelines.
People appeared and told us that they were okay and happy. Systems in place to protect people from harm were appropriate. Staff consistently told us that they could recognise safeguarding concerns and would and knew how to escalate these concerns if needed.
Rating at last inspection
The last rating for this service was Good (published 30 October 2017)
Why we inspected
We undertook this targeted inspection to follow up on specific concerns which we had received about the service. The inspection was prompted in response to concerns received about safeguarding and staffing matters. A decision was made for us to inspect and examine those risks.
Please see the safe section of this full report.
CQC have introduced targeted inspections to follow up on Warning Notices or to check specific concerns. They do not look at an entire key question, only the part of the key question we are specifically concerned about. Targeted inspections do not change the rating from the previous inspection. This is because they do not assess all areas of a key question. We found no evidence during this inspection that people were at risk of harm from these concerns.
You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for St Josephs on our website at www.cqc.org.uk.
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.