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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

We are carrying out a review of quality at Abbey Wood Park Care Home. We will publish a report when our review is complete. Find out more about our inspection reports.


Inspection carried out on 2 February 2021

During an inspection looking at part of the service

Abbey Wood Park Care Home is a residential care home registered to provide accommodation, personal and nursing care to up to 39 people. The home is divided into two separate units named Aintree and Nightingale. At the time of this inspection there were 25 people living at the home.

We found the following examples of good practice:

• Staff were wearing the required levels of personal protective equipment (PPE) and they disposed of used PPE safely and in line with the relevant guidance.

• The home had a COVID-19 testing programme in place ensuring that all residents and staff were tested regularly.

• Staff supported relatives to safely visit their loved ones in exceptional circumstances in line with the relevant guidance, such when people were receiving end of life care.

• Staff and people living at the home were supported to isolate when necessary.

• The layout of communal areas in the home had been adjusted to ensure social distancing could be maintained. For example, chairs in the lounge areas had been moved further apart.

• The premises were clean and hygienic. Frequent cleaning was carried out throughout the day.

Inspection carried out on 21 October 2020

During an inspection looking at part of the service

Abbey Wood Park Care Home is a care home providing accommodation and personal care for up to 39 people. At the time of the inspection 4 people resided at the service.

We found the following examples of good practice

• A safe visiting procedure was in place and followed. Visitors to the service had their temperature taken and completed a health screening questionnaire. Hand sanitiser was available, and a PPE station and changing facilities were located near to the main reception. A temporary record of all visits was kept to support NHS Test and Trace.

• The service was registered for regular testing to ensure people and staff were tested frequently. Staff were aware of the need to self-isolate if they developed any symptoms.

• The service had a self-contained unit with a designated staff team to support people with COVID-19. Accommodation for people consisted of single rooms with washing and toileting facilities. Outdoor space was also utilised with social distancing measures in place.

• The service followed good infection prevention control standards. Training, policies, procedures and equipment were in place to maintain infection control and support the needs of the people using the service. The registered manager acted as the lead for infection prevention and control.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.