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Damfield Gardens Requires improvement

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Requires improvement

Updated 12 November 2020

Damfield Gardens is a purpose-built care home providing residential care for older people and specialises in care for those living with dementia. The service can accommodate up to 67 people, there were 52 people using the service at the time of this inspection.

• The service followed safe visiting procedures to minimise the spread of infection. Visits were restricted to essential visitors only and pre-arranged. Temperature checks and health screening assessments were completed on all visitors. They were provided with personal protective equipment which they were required to use throughout the visit.

• Shielding and social distancing rules were complied with. The environment had been adapted to support social distancing. There was a dedicated part of the service identified to accommodate people with COVID-19 and those showing symptoms.

• Safe procedures were followed for admitting people to the service. Virtual assessments were completed, and people were only admitted following evidence of a negative COVID-19 test. On moving into the service people were required to self-isolate for 14 days.

• There was a good stock of the right standard of personal protective equipment (PPE) and staff used and disposed of it correctly. Well stocked IPC stations were located around the service. There were designated IPC leads and they shared good working practices and updates across the staff team.

• People and staff had access to regular testing.

• Current IPC and PPE procedures were clearly visible across the service and available in picture format.

• Staff reassured people throughout the pandemic and provided them with the support they needed to maintain regular contact with their family and friends throughout the pandemic.

• People told us they felt safe living at Damfield Gardens and staff told us they felt safe and well supported at work.

We were assured this service were following safe infection prevention and control measures to keep people safe.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Requires improvement

Updated 12 November 2020

Inspected but not rated.

We were assured this service were following safe infection prevention and control measures to keep people safe.

Effective

Requires improvement

Updated 12 November 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 12 November 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 12 November 2020

Well-led

Requires improvement

Updated 12 November 2020