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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 21 October 2010
Date of Publication: 21 December 2010
Inspection Report published 21 December 2010 PDF

People should be cared for in safe and accessible surroundings that support their health and welfare (outcome 10)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are in safe, accessible surroundings that promote their wellbeing.

How this check was done

Our judgement

There was a hole in the wall on the adolescent ward which was unsightly and if left as it is may become unsafe. However, generally the physical environment was pleasant and the premises safe and fit for purpose. A programme of refurbishment was taking place.

User experience

The hospital is set in extensive grounds and the young people on the adolescent unit told us that they go for a walk in the grounds everyday which they enjoyed.

Other evidence

A refurbishment programme began in the hospital in August 2010. The minutes from the Clinical Governance Committee meeting of 27/08/10 stated that five patient rooms on the adult wards had undergone improvements. Minutes of the hospital Clinical Governance Committee meeting on 24/09/10 stated four rooms on the adolescent ward have been refurbished, that the corridor is to be painted and decorated and new doors provided. All patients on both wards had single rooms.

The adult ward was clean, light and airy and there was decorating taking place on the day of our visit.

There was a hole in the wall on the adolescent ward close to the staff office. We were told that this had been made by one young person and that despite repeated attempts to repair the hole the young person concerned had continued to kick a hole in the wall in the same place each time it was repaired.