The CQC were ‘assured’ that Brendoncare Park Road met all eight criteria of infection prevention and control. The CQC observed that shielding and social distancing rules were always followed and PPE was used effectively and safely. There was regular testing for residents and staff, with temperatures taken twice daily.
They noted that the home was split into three ‘households’ where residents and staff stayed in their own areas of the home and took part in activities with people from their own household.
It was also noted by the CQC that Brendoncare staff were supporting residents with regular video and phone calls with their relatives. A visitor’s room had been created with direct access from the outside and visits co-ordinated to allow time between visits for a thorough cleanse and disinfection of the room.
Erin Langley, Brendoncare Park Road Manager, commented,
“We are pleased that the CQC inspection recognised that we take infection control very seriously and that Brendoncare Park Road is a safe place to be. I am proud of the commitment and dedication of all members of the team and their determination to care and look after all our residents.
“The recent change in government guidelines to allow residents to see one visitor is having a big impact on the well-being of our residents and we look forward to being able to allow more visitors in the future.”
Brendoncare Park Road provides nursing, respite and end-of-life care to 40 older people in Winchester. It is located in a tranquil part of Winchester and its aim is to enable older people to live independent, happy and fulfilling lives.