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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 1 May 2021

Bryony Lodge is a care home which provides accommodation for up to nine people who have a physical disability. At the time of our inspection, there were eight people living in the home.

We found the following examples of good practice.

The home had a recent outbreak of COVID-19 and were not allowing visits to people living in the home, this was in accordance with latest best practice. However, prior to the outbreak people were supported to receive visits in a safe way.

Staff had received training on COVID-19, infection control and the use of Protective Personal Equipment (PPE), including the correct way to put on and take off PPE. Throughout our inspection staff were wearing the required levels of PPE and maintaining social distancing as much as possible.

New admissions to the service were supported in line with best practice guidance. Admissions were expected to provide recent COVID-19 test results, were further tested by the service following admission and isolated upon arrival to minimise risk of potential infection to the existing people in the service.

Regular testing was completed for staff and people living at the service. This meant prompt action could be taken should anyone test positive for COVID-19.

Cleaning schedules evidenced regular cleaning had been taking place within the service. This included frequently touched points being cleaned numerous times a day to further reduce the risk of contamination. The service was clean on the day of the visit.

Staff had worked hard to support people's wellbeing during the pandemic by providing in-house activities and also spent time with people to help ensure they did not feel isolated.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 1 May 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 1 May 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 1 May 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 1 May 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 1 May 2021