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Date of Inspection: 14 May 2013
Date of Publication: 30 May 2013
Inspection Report published 30 May 2013 PDF | 93.39 KB


Inspection carried out on 14 May 2013

During a routine inspection

Before people received any care or treatment they were asked for their consent. We looked at five care plans. We saw these were signed by the person concerned or a relative, indicating their agreement.

People experienced care and support that met their needs. We spoke with 11 people using the service and four family members. They told us their (or their relative�s) needs were met consistently. One person said, �We�re happy here, they do look after us�. We spoke with three external health care professionals who made positive comments about the service. One said, �The care is excellent�.

People who use the service were protected from the risk of abuse. We spoke with the manager and five members of staff who had received training and showed a good understanding of safeguarding principles.

Medicines were prescribed appropriately. We spoke with the doctor responsible for prescribing medicines. They told us each person�s medication was reviewed on admission. Medicines were kept securely and administered safely.

The environment that was suitably designed and adequately maintained. The home was in a good state of repair and necessary safety checks and maintenance had been completed.

There were enough qualified, skilled and experienced staff to meet people�s needs. We saw there was a programme of auditing in place to monitor the quality of service provided. People were asked for their views and the provider took account of comments to improve the service.