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Spire Wellesley Hospital Good

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 13 October 2011
Date of Publication: 8 November 2011
Inspection Report published 8 November 2011 PDF

People should be protected from abuse and staff should respect their human rights (outcome 7)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are protected from abuse, or the risk of abuse, and their human rights are respected and upheld.

How this check was done

Our judgement

The Spire Wellesley hospital ensures that people who use its services are protected from abuse, or the risk of abuse, and their human rights are respected and upheld.

User experience

We did not speak to people who use the service about this outcome.

Other evidence

All staff receive safeguarding training and there is a vulnerable people policy available for staff reference, which contains a clear escalation procedure to follow in the event of a safeguarding concern being raised. This is a local policy and lists contact details for the local safeguarding teams and Essex police. Spire Wellesley has a trained paediatric nurse (who is dual trained as an adult nurse) and they arrange their shifts in order to be on duty as and when any children are admitted. The hospital director is the safeguarding manager. Clear lines of accountability have been demonstrated which reduces risks and ensures that any concerns that arise are dealt with properly.

All pre-employment checks carried out on staff include enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks, which means that risks are reduced. Spire Wellesley provides every new patient with a pre-assessment questionnaire, and these are screened to identify whether the person has any special needs, so that appropriate arrangements and assistance can be put in place when they attend the hospital.