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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 22 October 2013
Date of Publication: 29 November 2013
Inspection Report published 29 November 2013 PDF

Overview

Inspection carried out on 22 October 2013

During an inspection looking at part of the service

We inspected Thomas House to determine whether the provider had complied with a warning notice for the administration of medication and compliance actions made at the previous inspection visit on 07 June 2013.

At the last inspection we found assessment and care planning documentation did not contain all the information staff required, which placed people at risk of unsafe or inappropriate care. As a result of this we had issued a compliance action. We found these concerns had been addressed and the care documentation we reviewed was reflective of people�s care needs. We also found the provider had plans in place to improve the effectiveness of the quality assurance of care within the home.

We checked the medicines administration records for ten out of the 26 people living in the home and spoke with four of them about their medicines. Comments about the way medicines were managed in the home were positive and nobody raised any concerns. One person said ��Staff are very, very kind��, another said ��no problems with my medicines I think they give them to me okay.�� A third person told us ��staff are lovely they help me with my medicines and make sure I have enough.�� Overall we found improvements had been made since our last visit and medicines were safely handled.