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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 27 September 2012
Date of Publication: 24 October 2012
Inspection Report published 24 October 2012 PDF


Inspection carried out on 27 September 2012

During a routine inspection

We carried out an unannounced inspection on 27 September 2012. On the day of our visit we were told that there were 23 people living at Donness Nursing Home. We spoke with six people who lived at the home, four staff members, and the registered manager and looked at three people�s care files.

We saw that staff treated people with consideration and respect. We saw that staff quickly responded to people�s care needs to ensure that they were kept comfortable and informed about what was happening, such as discreetly assisting someone to the toilet and informing them about when lunch would be.

Staff had knowledge of privacy, dignity, independence and human rights. For example, how to maintain privacy and dignity when assisting with personal care. They showed an understanding of the need to encourage people to be involved in their care. For example, staff recognised the need to explain tasks to people before assisting them.

Care plans that we saw reflected people�s health and social care needs and demonstrated that other health and social care professionals were involved.

We spoke with staff about their understanding of what constituted abuse and how to raise concerns. They demonstrated a good understanding of what kinds of things might constitute abuse, and knew where they should go to report any suspicions they may have.