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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 21 April 2021

Bridgwater Court provides accommodation with nursing and personal care for people in individual self-contained flats. The service is registered for up to nine people. At the time of this inspection there were nine people living at the home.

We found the following examples of good practice.

The provider had not had an outbreak of coronavirus within in the service. At the time of the inspection all residents and staff had tested negative. Seven of the nine residents had received their first coronavirus vaccination.

When staff came on shift, they checked their temperature and sanitised their hands on entering the building. At the time of our inspection staff were able to maintain social distance because people living at the service didn’t need close support with their personal care needs.

Staff had received training in infection control, including how to safely put on and take off personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face coverings, gloves and aprons (if needed). The registered manager carried out regular observations to check on good practice. We saw staff wearing masks and they described how they would change their PPE if supporting anyone who had coronavirus.

Due to the recent increase in coronavirus infections the provider had stopped all visitors coming into the home to reduce the risk of the virus entering the home. People were supported to go out safely by staff. One person chose to visit a friend for a walk.

People living in the home were deemed to have capacity and understood the importance of maintaining social distance in public and wearing masks. People had agreed to limit their usual activities in the community to remain safe. The provider had a policy and procedure in place to check visitors’ temperatures, ensure they sanitised their hands, wore PPE and maintained social distancing.

The registered manager told us they would isolate individuals in their flats should there be an outbreak of coronavirus. Regular testing was carried out, weekly PCR testing for staff and monthly testing for people living in the home, this was in line with coronavirus testing guidance. Two people living at the service refused to be tested. Staff also undertook a lateral flow test twice weekly.

One person had recently been admitted. They were tested on admission and supported to isolate in their flat for.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 21 April 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 21 April 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 21 April 2021

Responsive

Outstanding

Updated 21 April 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 21 April 2021