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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 20 January 2011
Date of Publication: 19 April 2011
Inspection Report published 19 April 2011 PDF | 202.98 KB

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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

We reviewed all the information we hold about this provider, carried out a visit on 20/01/2011, checked the provider's records, observed how people were being cared for, looked at records of people who use services, talked to staff and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

People who use services benefit from being assisted with safe and suitable equipment. They use equipment that is comfortable and meets their needs.

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 they equipment they needed to help them be as independent as possible. We saw people mobilising with walking frames and people being supported to move from one area of the home to another depending on where they wanted to be.

People were sitting on special cushions to help protect their skin and there were special mattresses on beds which staff checked regularly.

Other evidence

We were told by the staff that people had been assessed to make sure the right equipment was being used to meet their individual needs and we saw this was written in people's care plans.

Some people had bed rails on the side of the beds to prevent them falling out of bed, these had been fitted with soft covers. Any equipment used had been risk assessed to make sure that it did not pose further risks to people. The equipment used was regularly checked, serviced and maintained.

Staff were seen using the equipment safely and supporting people with their mobility.