At David Cargill House, we are constantly learning and evolving our practice to ensure that our care provision is as innovative and person-centred as possible. Over the years we have developed an extensive archive of useful books, leaflets and other materials covering a range of subjects.
We keep an information hub of these materials at the House that residents, friends and relatives are welcome to access any time. If there’s something specific that you need help with or a topic you’d like to learn more about, we’ll try to point you in the right direction.
To borrow something from the hub, just pop by the office next time you’re in the House or give us a call to see if we have what you’re looking for.
Memo to residents and their families – 17th December 2020
The Care Inspectorate visited us recently to carry out a Special Inspection to evaluate our Covid-19 arrangements. Here's their report:
David Cargill House is a care home registered to provide care to 45 older people. The service is operated by David Cargill House management committee.
We carried out an unannounced inspection of the care home on 18 November with Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
People received a good level of care and were offered a variety of meaningful activity. The service was very well supported by external health professionals. Feedback from relatives was very positive regarding the quality of care provided. People were supported to maintain contact with family and friends using technology.
The management team had a good overview of people’s health needs and how to respond to them. Records needed to evidence the frequency and detail of how care was delivered to people in their rooms. Staff were observed to be very kind and compassionate and overall, people looked well and content.
The home was very fresh and clean with enhanced cleaning schedules in place. People were sitting at a safe physical distance and staff were adhering well to practice about PPE procedures and handwashing. A good standard of training was provided and staff were very knowledgeable about the guidance on infection prevention and control and their responsibilities in relation to this.
We informed Glasgow City Council Health and Social Care Partnership of our findings.
- How good is our care and support during the COVID-19 pandemic? Good
- QI 7.1 People’s health and wellbeing – Good
- QI 7.2 Infection control practices – Very Good
- QI 7.3 Staffing arrangements – Good