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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 25, 29 March 2011
Date of Publication: 29 July 2011
Inspection Report published 29 July 2011 PDF

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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

Systems were in place to ensure the continued maintenance of equipment and utilities.

On the basis of the evidence provided and the views of people using the services we found the service to compliant with this outcome.

User experience

People told us that the service provides specific equipment based on their individual needs including beds and chairs.

Other evidence

The provider's registration application told us that they are compliant with this outcome.

Specialist equipment is made available to meet people's assessed mobility needs including assisted baths, wheelchairs and hoists. A sample of the records of the maintenance of the hoists was viewed and in place. There is a passenger lift from the ground to first floor.

We have received no reports which indicate equipment used in the home is not safe or has not been used safely.