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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 10 May 2011
Date of Publication: 9 June 2011
Inspection Report published 9 June 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

We found that equipment is available and it is used to promote the wellbeing and independence of people using the service.

User experience

We received no specific comments from people that use the service or from other professionals about equipment at Trewartha.

Other evidence

Care records show that equipment needs are assessed on admission, and that equipment is serviced at intervals in line with requirements and service record sheets are kept. Maintenance contracts are in place for essential equipment repairs. Portable Appliance Testing is completed by competent engineers and engineer reports are kept. Medical devices are monitored to ensure continued compliance and compatibility with the individual.

Care records included risk assessments for people who had equipment needs.