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St Andrew's Healthcare - Mens Service Requires improvement

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 1, 2 August 2013
Date of Publication: 25 September 2013
Inspection Report published 25 September 2013 PDF


Inspection carried out on 1, 2 August 2013

During a routine inspection

We visited Cranford, Rose, Grafton and Bradlaugh wards, which provided treatment and support for males with mental health needs, acquired brain injury and learning disability. Within medium and low secure and locked ward environments.

We spoke with 22 people who used the service and asked them about their experience of using the service. Quotes received from people are included throughout the report.

We saw that each ward had a team of staff involved in people's care and treatment, which included psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists, qualified mental health nurses and health care assistants. This meant that arrangements were in place to ensure people were supported by appropriately qualified and skilled staff.

We saw that St Andrew�s Healthcare had an on-going staff recruitment programme and on the first day of our visit we saw that staff interviews were taking place. The main area of dissatisfaction from the majority of people we spoke with was about restrictions to activities and outings brought about through having limited staff resources on the wards.

We found that people were protected against the risks associated with medicines because the provider had appropriate arrangements in place to manage medicines.