A PONTELAND care home has been praised for its Covid-19 measures in its latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.

The targeted inspection at Grange Lea Care Home, on January 24, looked at the infection prevention and control measures the care home had in place. A rating was not provided following this inspection. 

Grange Lea Care Home received its current CQC rating of 'Good' following its last full inspection in February 2020.

In a report published on February 15, inspectors highlighted examples of good practice, including that communal areas of the home "were maintained in a clean and tidy manner" and that "additional cleaning was undertaken for high risk areas such as door handles and handrails."

The inspectors said all staff at the home had been fully vaccinated, and that the provider carried out regular testing to ensure people and staff were kept safe.

They added: "The home was supporting people to maintain family and social contacts through managed direct visits and other communication systems."

The inspectors said they were assured on all but one aspect of infection control and prevention.

They said they were "somewhat assured" on the remaining aspect, which was that the provider was promoting safety through the layout and hygiene practices of the premises.