Springfield Healthcare Infection Prevention

Springfield Healthcare have established an Infection Prevention Champions team (IPC) in which 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 in helping to maintain a safe environment within the homes. 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:

PPE

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.

CLEANING AND HYGIENE

Our housekeeping teams are rigorous in ensuring our homes provide a sterile environment for our residents. Our preventative measures include uniforms not being worn outside of the care homes, increased cleaning and disinfecting regimes, frequent hand washing and use of antibacterial gels, installation of mobile hand washing units, maintaining social distancing where possible and the correct use of PPE.

TESTING

Regular COVID-19 tests are being carried out on all staff, and where possible, our residents too. We temperature check all staff, along with any care professionals, prior to their entry into the home.

NEW ADMISSIONS

All our care homes remain open to new admissions, and strict safety measures have been put in place in accordance with government guidelines so this can continue. To ensure our residents and staff remain safe, we are currently unable to facilitate an in person show round of any of our care homes. However, to provide those looking for a care home with the ability to see and experience our facilities first hand, we are in the process of creating a “virtual tour” of each home which will be available on our websites soon, if not already.

We have adapted our daily routines to keep everyone safe, but as far as possible with minimal impact on the lives of our residents. The care we provide remains the same high-quality service we pride ourselves on, our kitchens continue to serve a variety of delicious and nutritious meals, and our activities team continue to look after the well-being and entertainment of our residents. We understand it has been difficult for all during lockdown, especially as we 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 now starting 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 now been assessed and we are proud to advise that all have 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 available to answer any further questions or offer guidance and advice on the services we provide.

Angela Randle

Head of Kindness, Care & Quality

Angela graduated as a Registered Nurse with BA (Hons) Nursing Studies in 1992 and later achieved Msc Health Professional Practice. Early in her nursing career,Read More

Cyd Akrill, M.B.E.

Chief Nursing Officer

Cyd started her nursing career in 1978 and worked within the NHS for several years . Throughout her career Cyd has undertaken a variety ofRead More

Sarah Paskett

Manager, Chocolate Works Care Village

Sarah qualified as an RGN at St James Hospital, Leeds, in 1990. She worked within the NHS Gynaecology and Oncology departments for five years, beforeRead More

Ellie Billany

Head of Training & Learning

Ellie has 12 years’ experience of working within care home settings and has a proven track record of supporting individuals with complex mental health needs.Read More

Katie Capes

Head of Commissioning

Katie qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2003. She worked in Emergency Medicine rotating between Accident & Emergency and Acute Admissions for 3 years, beforeRead More

Sarah Kirk

Clinical Development Nurse

Sarah qualified as an RNA from the University of Hull in 2005 and took her first post in a care home as a Senior NurseRead More

Eve Moran

Deputy Manager, Seacroft Green

Eve is a Qualified Mental Health Nurse and has had experience in an array of settings including Dementia, Learning Disability and Forensic. Her heart willRead More

Katie Cliffe

Deputy Manager, Mayfield View

Katie qualified as an RGN from The University of Manchester in 2009. She has spent her nursing career working in various clinical roles within theRead More

Charde Billany

Assessment & Admissions

Charde qualified as an Associate Practitioner at Hull University Teaching Hospitals in 2018. She worked within the trust on Medical Research in many different specialtiesRead More

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