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Alpha Hospitals (NW) Limited

  • Buller Street, Off Bolton Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL8 2BS

Type of service
Mental health, learning disability or substance misuse hospital service

Specialisms/services
Assessment or medical treatment for persons detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, Diagnostic and/or screening services, Nursing care, Treatment of disease, disorder or injury, Caring for adults under 65 yrs, Caring for adults over 65 yrs

Local Authority Area
Bury

CQC has warned Alpha Hospitals (NW) Limited that they must make immediate improvements within a set timescale. Read more here.

These are the results of our most recent checks showing whether this care service is meeting each of the standards that the government says you have the right to expect.

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Standards you have the right to expect

1
Treating people with respect and involving them in their care
OverallGreen Tick

  • People should be treated with respect, involved in discussions about their care and treatment and able to influence how the service is run (outcome 1)
    Meeting this standard

    Our latest inspection of this standard was:

    on 7 May 2013 during a routine inspection

    See our inspector's full report about this standard published 13 June 2013

  • Before people are given any examination, care, treatment or support, they should be asked if they agree to it (outcome 2)
    Meeting this standard

    This check was based on declarations and evidence given by this care service when they registered with CQC on 10 December 2010. We have not yet carried out an inspection.

    When we inspect this standard we will publish a full report.

2
Providing care, treatment and support that meets people's needs
OverallGreen Tick

3
Caring for people safely and protecting them from harm
OverallGreen Tick

  • People should be protected from abuse and staff should respect their human rights (outcome 7)
    Meeting this standard

    Our latest inspection of this standard was:

    on 27 February 2014 during an inspection to make sure that the improvements required had been made

    See our inspector's full report about this standard published 2 April 2014

  • People should be cared for in a clean environment and protected from the risk of infection (outcome 8)
    Meeting this standard

    This check was based on declarations and evidence given by this care service when they registered with CQC on 10 December 2010. We have not yet carried out an inspection.

    When we inspect this standard we will publish a full report.

  • People should be given the medicines they need when they need them, and in a safe way (outcome 9)
    Meeting this standard

    Our latest inspection of this standard was:

    on 27 February 2014 during an inspection to make sure that the improvements required had been made

    See our inspector's full report about this standard published 2 April 2014

  • People should be cared for in safe and accessible surroundings that support their health and welfare (outcome 10)
    Meeting this standard

    Our latest inspection of this standard was:

    on 7 May 2013 during a routine inspection

    See our inspector's full report about this standard published 13 June 2013

  • People should be safe from harm from unsafe or unsuitable equipment (outcome 11)
    Meeting this standard

    This check was based on declarations and evidence given by this care service when they registered with CQC on 10 December 2010. We have not yet carried out an inspection.

    When we inspect this standard we will publish a full report.

4
Staffing
OverallGreen Tick

5
Quality and suitability of management
OverallGrey CrossImprovements
required

  • The service should have quality checking systems to manage risks and assure the health, welfare and safety of people who receive care (outcome 16)
    Improvements required

    Our latest inspection of this standard was:

    on 7 November 2013 during an inspection to make sure that the improvements required had been made

    See our inspector's full report about this standard published 28 January 2014

  • People should have their complaints listened to and acted on properly (outcome 17)
    Meeting this standard

    This check was based on declarations and evidence given by this care service when they registered with CQC on 10 December 2010. We have not yet carried out an inspection.

    When we inspect this standard we will publish a full report.

  • People's personal records, including medical records, should be accurate and kept safe and confidential (outcome 21)
    Meeting this standard

    Our latest inspection of this standard was:

    on 27 February 2014 during an inspection to make sure that the improvements required had been made

    See our inspector's full report about this standard published 2 April 2014

Inspection Reports

Carried out on 27 February 2014 during an inspection to make sure that the improvements required had been made
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Carried out on 7 and 8, 11, 13, 21 November 2013 during an inspection to make sure that the improvements required had been made
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Carried out on 6 and 7 October 2013 during an inspection in response to concerns
Carried out on 7 and 8, 9 May 2013 during a routine inspection
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Carried out on 14 December 2012 during an inspection in response to concerns
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Carried out on 14 and 15, 17 October 2012 during a routine inspection
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Carried out on 30 April 2012 during an inspection in response to concerns
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Visits to monitor the care of people whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act

Each year, we visit all NHS trusts and independent providers who care for people whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act to monitor the care they provide and check that patients' rights are met. Immediate concerns raised by patients on those visits are discussed, if appropriate, with hospital staff.

Our Mental Health Act Commissioners may carry out a number of visits to each provider over a 12 month period, during which they talk to detained patients, staff and managers about how services are provided. In the past, we summarised themes from the visits and published an annual statement followed by the provider's response where applicable. We are looking at different ways to indicate the outcomes of our monitoring in the future.


Reports under our old system of regulation (including those from before CQC was created)
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What our icons mean

All standards were being met when we inspected the service. If this service has not had a CQC inspection since it registered with us, our judgement may be based on our assessment of declarations and evidence supplied by the service.
At least one standard in this area was not being met when we inspected the service and we required improvements.
At least one standard in this area was not being met when we inspected the service and we have taken enforcement action.


What does a grey cross mean

At least one standard in this area was not being met when we inspected the service and we required improvements.

What happens next
The service will tell us how it is making improvements. Once we are happy that the improvements have been made, we will update our judgement to show a green tick. Other times, we may have to carry out a 'follow-up' inspection to check improvements.


How can I get more information
Our inspector's report will give you more information about why the service received a grey cross. You can also contact the service directly or visit its website for more details on any improvements it has made.



What does a red cross mean

At least one standard was not being met when we inspected the service and we took enforcement action.

What happens next
The type of enforcement action we take depends on the seriousness of our inspector's findings, and the service must make improvements before we update the judgement on our website.


How can I get more information
Our inspector's report will give you more information about why the service received a red cross. You can also contact the service directly or visit its website for more details on any improvements it has made.