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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Updated 29 April 2021

Northhill Care Home provides accommodation and support for up to 28 older people, including people living with dementia. There were 25 people living at the service at the time of the inspection.

We found the following examples of good practice.

Effective systems were in place to ensure visitors to the service followed government guidelines for wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Facilities were available for visitors to sanitise their hands and put on PPE. A temperature check and lateral flow screening test were standard requirements for all visitors.

All staff were trained in safe infection, prevention and control (IPC) practices. The service carried out regular IPC audits and had an IPC policy.

We observed staff wearing appropriate PPE and sufficient supplies were available.

The environment was clean and hygienic. Cleaning schedules were in place.

A regular programme of testing for COVID-19 was in place for staff and people who lived in the service. There had been a good uptake of people receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

People were supported to maintain contact with their relatives in different ways including video calls and window visits. The service had implemented a system to allow contact visits which followed government guidelines.

Inspection areas

Safe

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Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

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Caring

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Responsive

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Well-led

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