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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 17 December 2013
Date of Publication: 11 January 2014
Inspection Report published 11 January 2014 PDF | 75.61 KB

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

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 17 December 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with carers and / or family members. We talked with staff.

Our judgement

People who use the service, staff and visitors were protected against the risks of unsafe or unsuitable premises.

Reasons for our judgement

During the inspection, we found the premises to be safe, secure, well maintained and fit for purpose. The building was secured by an alarm system. Access to the premises was via secured access doors. The registered manager told us that the premises were secure and exit doors and windows were alarmed and continually monitored. The entrance to the hospital allowed for wheelchair access. Individual rooms had locks on the doors. Each room had a call bell system.

The provider is registered to provide care for up to 20 people. At the time of the inspection there were 20 people residing at the hospital. The accommodation was split into two sections consisting of separate 10-bedded male and female areas. All accommodation was based on one floor. We looked at communal areas, such as the lounge, dining area and toilets and bathrooms and saw these were clean and well maintained.

The maintenance and refurbishment of the premises was managed by a maintenance person, who was also provided support to another of the provider’s locations. The registered manager told us they were well supported by the maintenance person and any maintenance issues were dealt with promptly.

We saw that there were health and safety risk assessments and control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) assessments in place and these were updated on a routine basis. The provider also carried out an annual health and safety audit across the hospital.

We looked at a service file and certificates which showed that there were routine checks for fire safety assessments, fire alarm tests, fire extinguisher checks, electrical safety checks, gas safety checks, emergency lighting system tests and water testing. We reviewed a number of service contract certificates, which showed that equipment such as hoists and laundry equipment were serviced at least annually.

The certificates we looked at showed that servicing had been carried out on a routine basis. The provider had service contracts in place for the collection of general waste and clinical waste.