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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 10 February 2011
Date of Publication: 7 April 2011
Inspection Report published 7 April 2011 PDF

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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

Our judgement

We found that there was compliance with this outcome. The home is maintained and is able to meet the range of specific needs of people who live here.

User experience

This is a relatively new building and people we spoke to in the different units of the home (nursing, EMI and residential) thought the layout and safety of the environment suited there needs. One person said, " There are some beautiful views around here. the home is situated in a nice area". Another resident said, "Its easy and safe to get around this building".

Other evidence

When we carried out our site visit the home was warm, clean and tidy. Proper storage facilities are available for wheelchairs and other equipment.

We spoke to management and staff and looked at maintenance records. Repairs are recorded and attended to. One staff member said, "We have a maintenance man on site". There were no bad smells in the home. The manager told us a full time maintenance person was employed to ensure people are kept safe and in pleasant surroundings.

We had a walk around the building and found sufficient communal and living space throughout the building. This is a relatively new building and in a good state of repair and decorated to a good standard.

The different units of the home (Residential, Nursing and the EMI) are well maintained and furnished to a high standard.