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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 4 March 2011
Date of Publication: 13 October 2011
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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

The home made sure that equipment was properly maintained and met the assessed needs of the people who lived there.

User experience

One person said, "The staff here are good, they help me when I need it , but let me make my own decisions as far as I am able".

Another person said, "I like living here, we go to the theatre and football matches".

Other evidence

The manager told us that they carried out internal inspections and produced action plans to ensure all equipment was properly maintained and suitable to use. Contracts were in place for servicing of equipment. Where specialist equipment was in use, there was evidence to confirm that people had been assessed by occupational therapists. This was to make sure it was safe to use and that staff were trained.