Health inspectors have praised the quality of care and overall infection control procedures at Longford centre for people with disabilities.
Hazel Grove in Longford is run by St Christopher's Services.
Hiqa inspectors carried out this unannounced inspection to examine infection prevention and control procedures in July of this year when eight residents were on site. The centre itself is made up of three separate bungalows based in a town housing estate and inspectors described them as clean, bright and homely.
The inspector found that there were good systems in place for IPC arrangements with regular auditing of the service and the overall standard of cleanliness and IPC practices in the centre were found to be good. Overall, the inspector found that the service provided person-centred care to residents and that the arrangements in place promoted effective, safe and individualised care and support
Areas requiring improvement included some aspects of the cleaning regime such as extractor fans, carpets and external areas surrounding the waste bins.
Responding to the report, management confirmed that all PPE stocks have been checked and replaced with in-date stock and a local procedure has been developed for the management of contaminated laundry to minimize the risk of infection. Cleaning checklists which are now reviewed and updated.
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