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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 17 March 2014
Date of Publication: 3 May 2014
Inspection Report published 03 May 2014 PDF | 68.84 KB


Inspection carried out on 17 March 2014

During an inspection to make sure that the improvements required had been made

We spoke with five people living at Dunnington Lodge about the way their medicines were managed. All said overall that they were given their medicines regularly each day, although two commented that they sometimes had symptoms that could be better relieved if they were offered some of their 'as required' medication more regularly. One confirmed that the nurse stayed with them whilst they took their medicine. We also walked around the home when we first arrived, and did not see any tablets left for people to take later. We observed a nurse administering medication and saw this was carried out in a kind and patient manner.

Despite these comments we found that people were still not protected against the risks associated with the unsafe use and management of medicines. We found medicines records were not an accurate record of medicines administered to people, so the provider could not evidence that people were being given their medicines regularly and as prescribed. This meant people were at risk of harm, as the provider did not have robust systems in place to promote their comfort and protect their health and well-being.

We have told the provider to take action to improve medication systems at Dunnington Lodge.