A home which smelt of urine and that had suffered three infection outbreaks in the past year has been placed in Special Measures.
Lawnbrook Care Home in Southampton, which provides accommodation for up to 30 people including those living with dementia, was rated Inadequate by the CQC following an inspection in February.
The CQC report said: “People’s safety was compromised in some areas. Infection control guidance was not always followed; some areas of the home smelt of urine and others were not clean; there was no clear process in place to prevent cross contamination in the laundry room.”
The inspectors added that appropriate ‘barrier techniques’ were not in place to prevent the spread of infection while staff were supporting a person suffering with diarrhoea.
Medicines were also found not to have always been managed or administered safely.
Gaps were found in medication administration records and there was a lack of guidance on how and when to administer some medicines.
Inspectors also found that risks assessments were not reviewed when people fell and residents were not always protected from pressure injuries.
Staff were not able to support people to move or reposition them effectively and inspectors found that the induction process was not structured and there was no system in place to monitor training that carers had completed.
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