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The local authority has identified this service as suitable to care for people discharged from hospital with a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. We have checked it meets the infection prevention and control standards we expect. Find out more about these checks


Inspection carried out on 27 October 2020

During an inspection looking at part of the service

About the service

Bramhall Manor Care Centre is a residential care home providing nursing and personal care for up to 71 people in one adapted building. We inspected one unit which is to be used as a designated care setting. The unit can accommodate 16 people.

We found the following examples of good practice

¿ Preadmission assessments were completed to ensure people's needs could be met. Managers of the home worked closely with the local hospital. The systems in place allowed people to be admitted to the home safely from hospital.

¿ The unit was separated from other units in the home to prevent cross infection. There was no movement of staff or residents between units. Dedicated staff provided a support bubble within the unit to support people’s needs, including their meals and social support. Each bedroom had fully ensuite facilities.

¿ National guidance was followed on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and regular covid 19 testing was taking place. There were supplies of PPE readily available to staff and visitors. There was clear signage on the correct use of PPE and handwashing techniques throughout the unit and staff had received appropriate infection control and prevention training.

¿ A detailed risk assessment was in place for ensuring safe visits, this included health screening and use of PPE. Local restrictions on visiting were in place at the time of the inspection and alternative measures such as video calls were being used.

¿ The environment was very well lit, clean and clutter free. Very clear and detailed cleaning processes and procedures were in place.

¿ There were detailed procedures and risk assessments to manage and minimise the risks Covid 19 presented to people who used the service, staff and visitors. Managers and staff worked closely with a range of external health care professionals. There was a general practitioner (G.P.), assistant nurse practitioner, occupational therapist and physiotherapist based on site.

¿ Staff had volunteered to work on the unit and had been consulted with about their specific risks or concerns. Each staff member had a health risk assessment. Staff were offered access to a variety of support and well-being initiatives.

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.