Springfield Healthcare Infection Prevention
To help maintain a safe environment within our homes, Springfield Healthcare have established an Infection Prevention Champions team (IPC). This means that representatives from each home come together to regularly review government guidance, best practice and deliver training to all staff to ensure they are fully aware of their own responsibilities. The IPC team are on hand 24-hours a day, to provide information or offer guidance, should any of our staff require it.
There are many aspects to infection prevention, but we have outlined a few key areas below:
Throughout this pandemic, our care homes have been fully supplied and remain well stocked with high quality personal protective equipment (PPE) that complies with government requirements. Screens have also been put in place on all reception desks.
METICULOUS CLEANING & HYGIENE
Our housekeeping teams are rigorous in their efforts to provide a hygienic environment for our residents. Working tirelessly, our preventative measures include uniforms not being worn outside of the care homes, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting regimes, frequent hand washing and use of antibacterial gels, installation of mobile hand washing units, maintaining social distancing whereever possible and the correct use of PPE.
All our staff benefit from regular COVID-19 testing, and where possible, our residents, too. We temperature check all staff, along with any care professionals, prior to their entry into the home, to ensure our residents can live in our homes as safely as possible.
NEW & SAFE ADMISSIONS
All our care homes remain open to new admissions. Strict safety measures have been put in place in accordance with government guidelines and as a result of our learnings throughout this challenging time, so this can continue.
We know that coming to see a care home is a vital part of making a decision for your loved one. However, to ensure our residents and staff remain safe, we hope you understand that we are currently unable to show you around in person. We are, however, now able to provide you with the ability to see and experience our facilities first hand, thanks to our virtual tours.
We invite you to take a look around Chocolate Works Care Village here.
We have adapted our daily routines to keep everyone safe, but as far as possible, with minimal impact on the lives of our residents. We still pride ourselves on offering the same high quality care, our kitchens continue to serve a variety of delicious and nutritious meals, and our activities team continue to look after the wellbeing and entertainment of our residents.
We understand it has been difficult for everyone during lockdown, especially when we have had to cease all visits in the homes to protect everyone within them. To ensure our residents and their loved ones can keep in contact, we have been facilitating calls between loved ones with the aid of technology and are arranging some visits where they can be accommodated safely.
Throughout this pandemic, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have continued to assess care homes to ensure the required standards of care are maintained. They have also introduced a new framework to evaluate how a care provider has managed Coronavirus and its challenges, and their ability to deliver safe care. All our care homes have been assessed and we are proud to advise that they have all passed.
We hope this has brought clarity, and reassurance that our commitment to consistently meet the highest standards of care has not been compromised during this time. Our team is always available to answer any further questions or offer guidance and advice on the services we provide.