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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 23 January 2014
Date of Publication: 7 February 2014
Inspection Report published 07 February 2014 PDF


Inspection carried out on 23 January 2014

During an inspection looking at part of the service

We visited Donness Nursing Home to check whether people�s consent to care and treatment was confirmed so that their rights were being upheld by the home. We found that consent was always sought and that staff understood how to support people who did not have capacity to make decisions about their own welfare. Staff told us ��I always ask if they would like to get out of bed.�, ��..Every day I ask people what they wish to do, even those I know don�t have capacity, I still ask.�, ��.everything we do is always in the person�s best interest, always.�

We looked at whether people received the care and treatment required to maintain their health and safety. Most people were unable to tell us their experience of living at Donness Nursing Home but we saw staff providing appropriate care in an unhurried way. We saw that people's personal care needs were being met and that people looked comfortable and had equipment in place for their safety, such as pressure relieving mattress. We found that staff were knowledgeable about people, people�s care was planned according to their individual needs and delivered in a safe way.

We looked at whether there were enough staff to meet people�s needs and whether those staff were skilled and competent in their work. We found that care workers had a clear understanding of people�s needs, had been trained to meet those needs and there were sufficient staff for the number and needs of people receiving the service.