A rigorous annual inspection that examines care and nursing homes, to evaluate infection control ratings, has seen West Yorkshire based Czajka Care Group achieve an average overall infection control rating of more than 99% across its five homes.
Carried out by Infection Prevention, Public Health and City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council Department of Health and Wellbeing, Currergate Nursing Home in Steeton and Beanlands Nursing Home in Cross Hills, as well as at Fairmount Nursing Home, Brookfield Care Home and Staveley Birk Leas Nursing Home, which are all in Nab Wood near Shipley, all achieved ‘excellent’ ratings.
Pamela Ward, Fairmount Nursing Home’s manager, said: “The team work so hard to ensure we meet the highest standards of hygiene every single day. The inspection which looks at the whole home, except the kitchen, checks everything from mattresses to bins, the clinical rooms and all medical equipment. It’s such a thorough inspection and we are so pleased with the results. We place a huge emphasis on cleanliness and hygiene in our homes and welcome such a rigorous testing process as it reinforces the high standards of care that our residents enjoy.”
The reports identified that infection prevention and control management is an integral part of the overall running of all the homes, and that it is always a major priority.
The assessors looked at everything from general management, staff health and training, to the guidelines and policies that Czajka has in place. Examining all of the communal and private rooms, bathrooms and visitor WCs, the inspectors also assessed the laundry and linen management, food hygiene, waste management and the handling and disposal of sharp objects. All of the residential equipment was also put through its paces.
Konrad Czajka, Managing Director of Czajka Care Group, said: “We take infection control very seriously, and prevention is the very best course of action, which is why the whole team put such a focus on maintaining the very highest standards of cleanliness. We pride ourselves on running safe, clean homes that are a real home from home. We also have the Investors in People Accreditation, which recognises the enhanced standards of service our residents receive, and the five star Food Hygiene Rating Scheme Certificate which all five of our homes, and The Clubhouse at Fairmount Park have achieved. All five of our homes have also been awarded the prestigious Gold Standard Framework Accreditation Quality Hallmark Award which is further testament of our high standards.”