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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 22 July 2011
Date of Publication: 19 September 2011
Inspection Report published 19 September 2011 PDF

People should be safe from harm from unsafe or unsuitable equipment (outcome 11)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are not at risk of harm from unsafe or unsuitable equipment (medical and non-medical equipment, furnishings or fittings).
  • Benefit from equipment that is comfortable and meets their needs.

How this check was done

Our judgement

The provider is meeting this essential standard because equipment is available to meet the needs of people who use the service.

User experience

We did not specifically ask people about this outcome area.

Other evidence

On the day that we visited our attention was drawn to the lack of a hoisting sling in a specific size because a worn one had been taken out of commission and the spare was in the laundry. As a result of this people who needed to use that specific size of sling would have been inconvenienced for a time. We were concerned that there were not enough of these slings to ensure that they were always available.

We challenged the management team about this issue and their response was that the situation might have been managed at the time by rushing the sling through the laundry. We were assured that an adequate number of slings of all sizes were normally available and for this particular size more had been obtained from another home within the group.