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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 4 November 2011
Date of Publication: 19 December 2011
Inspection Report published 19 December 2011 PDF

People should be protected from abuse and staff should respect their human rights (outcome 7)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are protected from abuse, or the risk of abuse, and their human rights are respected and upheld.

How this check was done

Our judgement

Although staff had not attended recent training on assessing the mental capacity of patients or the deprivation of liberty safeguards, patients are protected from abuse, or the risk of abuse. Overall, the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, was meeting this essential standard.

User experience

Patients told us that they felt safe on the wards. They said that if they did not feel safe, they would report any concerns to the nurses in charge of the wards.

Other evidence

We saw that the hospital had appropriate policies and procedures for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Training on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults is included in the induction programme for all staff. Staff told us that 87% of staff had attended safeguarding update training in the past year. Staff we spoke with knew the procedure to be followed if they suspected a patient was being abused.

There is a policy on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards that correctly includes the need to notify the Care Quality Commission of any applications and outcomes. Staff told us that they have not attended recent training on the deprivation of liberty safeguards or assessing the mental capacity of patients.