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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 26 March 2014
Date of Publication: 26 April 2014
Inspection Report published 26 April 2014 PDF


Inspection carried out on 26 March 2014

During an inspection in response to concerns

During this inspection we visited Gill and Hebble wards, which are for patients with learning disabilities. We also visited Foss ward, which is for patients with a diagnosis of mental illness and personality disorder type illness. We spoke with six patients about their experiences of living in the hospital.

We carried out this inspection because concerns were identified to us by a whistle blower, in relation to care and welfare of people who use services, safeguarding people who use services from abuse, staffing and supporting workers.

At this inspection we found that people experienced care, treatment and support that met their needs and protected their rights. Most patients said their named nurses and key workers were helpful and supportive.

People who used the service were protected from the risk of abuse, because the provider had taken reasonable steps to identify the possibility of abuse and prevent abuse from happening. Most patients we spoke with told us that they felt safe. One patient said they didn't feel staff cared. However, they acknowledged that staff intervened to keep them and others safe.

There were enough qualified, skilled and experienced staff to meet people�s needs and staff received appropriate professional development and support.