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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 28 July 2011
Date of Publication: 8 August 2011
Inspection Report published 8 August 2011 PDF

People should be safe from harm from unsafe or unsuitable equipment (outcome 11)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are not at risk of harm from unsafe or unsuitable equipment (medical and non-medical equipment, furnishings or fittings).
  • Benefit from equipment that is comfortable and meets their needs.

How this check was done

Our judgement

Specialist equipment is provided to maximise the independence of people.

On the basis of the evidence provided and the views of people using the service we found the service to be compliant with this outcome.

User experience

People told us that they had the equipment they needed to meet their needs.

Other evidence

specialist equipment was provided to meet the individual needs of people.

The Nominated Individual told us that the home has a range of equipment to meet people’s assessed needs and these include: A portable hoist, a stand aid, wheelchairs, pressure relieving equipment, sit on scales, a passenger lift to access all areas of the home, call bells in all rooms and 3 people in the older persons section of the home have hospital beds.

Staff told us that when using any equipment people are given clear instructions in a manner, which they can understand. They said that they explained what they were doing so people understood what was going on.