Wales - Infection Control - Domiciliary Care
Infection Control is an important aspect in the delivery of safe care and this policy has been reviewed to ensure it remains in line with current legislation. Hyperlinks have also been added and references updated to ensure they remain current.
This policy details the risk assessment process to ensure that any risks that may occur within a service are reduced or controlled. It has been updated to reflect the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with new sections added. References have also been added and existing ones checked to ensure they remain current.
This policy establishes the requirements regarding the safe handling and disposal of waste in health care in accordance with legislation, codes of practice and best practice guidance. This policy has been reviewed and now includes a new procedure (5.8) relating to the management of COVID-19 waste with associated references added.
This policy will inform staff on the food hygiene process and the importance of adhering to it to keep service users safe. It has been reviewed with minimal changes and references checked to ensure they remain current.
This policy details how the service will support individuals who are at risk of, or present with, pressure ulcers. It defines the roles and responsibilities of staff as well as detailing the clinical governance framework for reducing risk. The policy has been reviewed with changes made to the ‘Procedure’ section (specifically 5.3 and 5.7) to reflect the NHS Improvement standards relating to definitions. The term ‘grade’ has been removed and replaced with ‘category’ across the ‘Procedure’ section.
This policy details how the service can fulfil health and safety requirements and there is a Statement of Intent available in the Forms section. It has been reviewed with the addition of the new Lines of Enquiry established by the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW). In addition, references have been reviewed and expanded upon.
Policy updated to include reference to the new Lines of Enquiry developed by the Care Inspectorate Wales, and also to be clearer on the need for home care workers to be responsible for having an awareness of hazards and the need for hazard reporting.
This policy outlines the need for health and safety training to ensure that staff are competent in their roles. It highlights the importance of a training matrix system and the need to continually review training needs for all staff. The policy has been reviewed with minor content changes, additional legislation added and the references checked to ensure they remain current.
Policy review undertaken, minor content changes made. References updated to ensure they remain current and additional resources added.
Policy reviewed with minor content changes. References updated to ensure they remain current and addition resource to Public Health Wales added.