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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 21 July 2017

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 21 July 2017

We rated safe as good because:

  • We saw evidence of good incident reporting and follow up investigations from which changes were implemented and learning was disseminated.
  • The hospital environment was visibly clean and equipment was well maintained.
  • Controlled drugs and other medications were safely stored and managed.
  • The hospital had a good mandatory training programme which was properly managed.
  • There was a robust procedure for granting practising privileges.

However,

  • The hospital should continue to actively monitor staff compliance with hand hygiene and surgical safety checklist requirements.
  • Continue to actively monitor and encourage the completion of patient notes by consultants with practising privileges.

Effective

Good

Updated 21 July 2017

We rated effective as good because:

  • Care was planned and delivered in accordance with current guidance, best practice and legislation by suitably skilled and competent staff.
  • There was a programme of audit, which was used to assess the effectiveness of services and to maintain standards.
  • The hospital had a transparent and open collection of staff team and committee meetings with cascaded feedback and learning.
  • Mental capacity act and deprivation of liberty safeguards was part of the mandatory training programme and staff we spoke with understood their responsibilities.

However,

  • The hospital should consider running a pain relief audit as our inspection showed this was not always properly recorded as part of the patient observations.

Caring

Good

Updated 21 July 2017

We rated caring as good because:

  • Feedback from patients we spoke with about their care was "very good".
  • The completed CQC feedback comment cards and comments shown to us by the hospital praised the staff and the care received. 

Responsive

Good

Updated 21 July 2017

We rated responsive as good because:

  • Services were planned to meet the needs and choices of patients, and the arrangements for treatment were prompt.
  • There were arrangements to ensure the individual needs of patients were fully considered, assessed and met.
  • Complaints were appropriately acknowledged, investigated and responded to in a timely way. Learning from complaints was fed back to staff.
  • Patients were able to have meals provided for their specific dietary requirements

Well-led

Good

Updated 21 July 2017

We rated well-led as good because:

  • The service had a well-established senior management team, who had an excellent working relationship with their staff.
  • Staff understood what the values and purpose of the service were, and what was expected of them. They were committed to meet the requirements of their patients.
  • Patents and staff were encouraged to feedback on the quality of services.
  • The governance arrangements provided assurance of systematic monitoring of the quality of services.

However,

  • The hospital should continue to address low appraisal and training rates for theatre staff.
Checks on specific services

Surgery

Good

Updated 21 July 2017

Weymouth Street Hospital is a 17 bed private hospital over 6 floors. It has seven single rooms for day care patients and 10 single occupancy inpatient rooms with en-suite bathrooms, spread across 2 floors. The hospital offers elective surgical procedures for adults including cosmetic surgery, ENT, orthopaedics, breast, gynaecology, urology, gastrointestinal (GI), colorectal,cranial and podiatry. Surgery usually takes place Monday to Saturday.​