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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 7 November 2013
Date of Publication: 28 November 2013
Inspection Report published 28 November 2013 PDF

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 November 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with carers and / or family members and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People were cared for in a clean, hygienic environment.

Reasons for our judgement

All areas of the house that we saw were clean and fresh. People who lived at the home were happy with the standards of cleanliness. One person said “Everywhere is always so lovely and clean.”

The home had appropriate measures in place to minimise the risks of infection which may put people at risk. There was a sign on the front door asking people not to visit if they were unwell. There was also alcohol hand gel available for visitors and staff to minimise the risks of the spread of infection.

There was personal protective equipment, such as gloves and aprons, throughout the home. Staff told us that gloves and aprons were always available.

The home had a small laundry which was appropriate to the size of the home. The washing machine in place was suitable to deal with items of laundry which were soiled. There was a contract in place for the disposal of clinical waste.

Risks to people were minimised because staff were aware of good infection control practices. Staff that we spoke with said they had received training in hand hygiene and told us they used protective equipment appropriately.