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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 22 February 2013
Date of Publication: 29 March 2013
Inspection Report published 29 March 2013 PDF

Overview

Inspection carried out on 22 February 2013

During a routine inspection

People told us they were asked for their consent and involved in making decisions about their care. We reviewed care records which showed that consent forms had been completed appropriately.

People told us they received a good standard of care. We reviewed care records which showed that people's needs were assessed and care and treatment was delivered in line with their individual care plan.

People told us they were given drinks and nutrition as soon as was possible after surgery. We also reviewed records, and spoke to staff, which showed that people were provided with a choice of suitable and nutritious food and drink.

We found that anaesthetic ventilator circuits were not changed in accordance with the recommendations of the specialist professional body. People were therefore not protected from unsafe or unsuitable equipment. We felt this had a minor impact on people who used the service and a compliance action was set.

We reviewed records and personal files which showed that people were cared for by suitably qualified, skilled and experienced staff. We also found there was an appropriate system for the granting of practicing privileges.

People who used the service were asked for their opinion through surveys and staff were involved in the management of quality in the hospital. We also found there were systems in place to regularly assess and monitor the quality of service that people received.