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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 1 January 2021

The Wharf is a care home registered to provide personal and nursing care to for up to 67 people. At the time of the inspection the home was providing personal care to 40 people. The second floor was allocated as a designated setting for up to ten people, therefore we only inspected the designated area.

We found the following examples of good practice.

The designated area could care for people safely who had tested positive for Covid-19 in hospital and needed to transfer to a care home. People could access the designated area via a separate lift on the outside of the building. A stair well entrance for staff was separate to the main entrance and the other floors of the home.

A specific cohort of staff trained in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) use and infection control procedures was allocated to the designated area.

PPE stations had been placed at key points through the designated area including a station outside every bedroom. All bedrooms had ensuite bathrooms with automatic lighting which reduced the number of light switch touch points in the setting.

Visitors were not allowed entry to the designated care setting. People were being supported to maintain contact with their loved ones via video and telephone calls.

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

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 1 January 2021

We were assured the service were following safe infection prevention and control procedures to keep people safe.

Effective

Updated 1 January 2021

Caring

Updated 1 January 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 1 January 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 1 January 2021