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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 4 March 2014
Date of Publication: 21 March 2014
Inspection Report published 21 March 2014 PDF | 69.49 KB

There should be enough members of staff to keep people safe and meet their health and welfare needs (outcome 13)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by sufficient numbers of appropriate staff.

How this check was done

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 4 March 2014, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with carers and / or family members, talked with staff, reviewed information given to us by the provider and reviewed information sent to us by commissioners of services. We reviewed information sent to us by other regulators or the Department of Health, reviewed information sent to us by other authorities, talked with commissioners of services and talked with other regulators or the Department of Health. We talked with other authorities.

Our judgement

There were enough qualified, skilled and experienced staff to meet people’s needs.

Reasons for our judgement

During our inspection on 22 October 2013 we found that there was no adequate clinical lead in the home. During this inspection we found that the home had employed an additional manager who had all the required skills to supervise and lead the nursing team at Cedarwood Nursing Home.

During our inspection on 22 October 2013 there were not enough staff to meet people’s needs. During our inspection on 4 March 2014 we asked the manager what staffing level was required to meet the needs of the 16 people who used the service. We looked at the staff rota for the two previous weeks and the forthcoming week and found that all but one shift had the required staffing levels. Where staff were not able to work due to sickness, there were regular bank and agency staff employed to cover their shifts. We saw that there had been recent recruitment of care staff to ensure there was enough staff to allow for holidays, sickness and training. We spoke with four members of staff who all told us that they were required to carry out additional kitchen duties in the evenings, the care workers were rushed, but the impact on people was minimal as the care workers worked well as a team to ensure that all people received their evening meal. The manager told us that this situation was temporary as the provider was in the process of employing a cook for the evening. This meant there were enough qualified, skilled and experienced staff to meet people’s needs.