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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 14 January 2011
Date of Publication: 2 June 2011
Inspection Report published 2 June 2011 PDF | 130.68 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 14/01/2011, 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 are provided with appropriate equipment that is safely maintained.

User experience

We were not able to discuss this outcome area with the people that use the service.

We observed that people who used wheel chairs were equipped with the required apparatus as stated in their care plan (for example, a pressure relieving cushion). We met people that needed other types of equipment for their health and comfort, such as air mattresses and stools to ensure foot elevation; it was noted that their equipment was in place and being correctly applied.

Other evidence

The training records identified that staff had received manual handling training. There was also training regarding the prevention of pressure sores, inclusive of information and updates about using essential equipment. The service provided documented evidence that regular maintenance took place for equipment such as the hoists, adapted baths and the passenger lift.

Care plans contained relevant risk assessments, for example, if bed rails needed to be used for a person at risk of falling out of bed.