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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Updated 16 February 2021

Marigold Respite Centre is registered to provide respite care and accommodation for up to four people with a learning disability who may also have a physical disability and/or sensory impairment. The service is currently unable to provide a service for its stated purpose and has been commissioned by the local authority as a winter discharge designated service. This means the service will support people with a positive COVID 19 test following discharge from hospital, before they return to their own home or care environment.

We were assured that this service met good infection prevention and control guidelines as a designated care setting.

We found the following examples of good practice.

The provider and registered manager had followed Government and Department of Health guidelines to set up this dedicated unit. They had good working relationships with health and social care professionals to provide a person centred pathway to support people on their journey from hospital discharge.

The premises had a zoned area comprising of four individual bedrooms located on the first floor. Each bedroom has en-suite shower, toilet and hand washing facilities, an overhead ceiling track hoist system, large windows with window restrictors which provide good ventilation and access to fresh air. The provider confirmed bedrooms will be supplied with a television to reduce people's boredom and promote wellbeing during their isolation period.

There was a dedicated team of staff which included agency staff contracted to work solely at this service to reduce transmission. The provider had contingency staffing plans in place which ensured access to additional staff if staff became unwell. Sufficient measures were in place to support, train and oversee all staff working on the unit.

There were clear procedures in place for staff to follow that ensured safe practices and dedicated staff facilities that enabled them to work safely and rest whilst maintaining social distance.

The provider had sufficient stock and regular supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE).

We were assured that this service met good infection prevention and control guidelines as a designated care setting.

Inspection areas

Safe

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The service was safely implementing infection prevention control procedures.

Effective

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Caring

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Responsive

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Well-led

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