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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 20 January 2011 and 20 January 2012
Date of Publication: 22 February 2011
Inspection Report published 22 February 2011 PDF

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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

People have been assessed to ensure they have the specialist equipment they need so that they can lead their daily lives with the minimum risk to their health or safety.

User experience

The home had a range of equipment to help people move around safely. We saw one person with poor mobility who decided to move from their chair by kneeling on the floor. Despite patient encouragement and guidance the staff team realised the person could not get themselves back into their chair so they used a hoist that was able to lift the person safely from the floor.

We also saw people using the stair lift with assistance from staff.

Other evidence

Other equipment seen in the home included fixed bath hoists, hand rails, and wheel chairs.

The care plans included risk assessments on each person's ability to move around safely. We also saw risk assessments on tissue viability and where people had been assessed as being at risk of pressure sores the home had a range of pressure relieving mattresses and cushions to suit each person's individual needs.