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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 17 August 2011
Date of Publication: 31 October 2011
Inspection Report published 31 October 2011 PDF


Inspection carried out on 17 August 2011

During a routine inspection

We visited two wards within the Men�s service: Foster low secure ward that provides forensic treatment for men and Ferguson a low secure ward that provides rehabilitation and recovery. We interviewed seven detained patients and asked questions in relation to their care.

Patients said they had a �good rapport� with staff, and confirmed there were good links with the advocacy service. They said there was good access to the medical team and opportunities to discuss their ongoing care and treatment with the psychologists� at St Andrew�s Healthcare.

All of the patients we spoke with told us they participated in one to one and group activities. These included using the on site gym and swimming facilities, going on bike rides, playing squash and badminton, and shopping. Some patients spoke of taking part in an allotment and music group. Some people spoke of attending social events held within St Andrew�s grounds and some said that they enjoy their escorted visits into town.

One person said �St Andrew�s has a lot to offer; they are helping me to move on�.