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Lyme Regis Nursing Home Requires improvement

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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Requires improvement

Updated 4 March 2021

Lyme Regis Nursing Home is a nursing home providing personal and nursing care for 27 people aged 65 and over. At the time of the inspection 25 people were living at the service. The service is commissioned to provide four intermediate places, to support discharge from hospital and rehabilitation.

We found the following examples of good practice

Measures were in place to prevent the spread of infection by visitors to the service. A visiting area with a separate entrance and exit had been created to reduce the need for people to move through the main building. Visits had been suspended at the time of our visit in line with recommendations from the Director of Public Health. Any visitors, relatives, professionals or contractors were expected to have a COVID-19 lateral flow tested just prior to the visit. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was made available to them.

Staff were provided with adequate supplies of PPE and were seen to be wearing this appropriately. Regular observations of staff practice and compliance with PPE were undertaken by the registered manager or deputy manager to ensure good practice was maintained.

The registered manager kept people and families up-to-date with the current situation through regular emails and phone calls. People we spoke with understand the need for the extra precautions and said they felt safe at the service. Comments included, “They are taking good care of me. I’ve had my vaccine” and “I am happy and safe here”.

Regular COVID testing was carried out at the service for both staff and people living there. There was an action plan in place in the event of a positive Covid-19 test. Staff completed daily checks on people's current health status to help identify if someone was showing signs of being unwell. There was a clear policy in place for new admissions to the service to ensure the risk of infection was safely managed.

The service had appropriate infection control policies and procedures in place. The registered manager had kept up to date with current guidance and communicated changes to staff promptly.

Inspection areas

Safe

Requires improvement

Updated 4 March 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Requires improvement

Updated 4 March 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 4 March 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 4 March 2021

Well-led

Requires improvement

Updated 4 March 2021