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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 30 December 2010
Date of Publication: 9 February 2011
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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

There was sufficient, suitable equipment around the service to meet the needs of people using the service.

User experience

None of the people with whom we spoke made comments about any of the equipment in the home but we saw a number of people being assisted to move with the aid of moving and handling equipment.

Other evidence

There was a range of moving and handling equipment in the service, which was sufficient to meet the needs of people using the service. We saw the equipment being used safely. For example, all wheelchairs had footplates attached. Equipment was serviced and maintained in line with legislation and manufacturers' recommendations and we saw evidence of this within records.

Where people require the use of specialist beds, these are provided. The provider did not inform us of any additional information in relation to this outcome