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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 28 May and 6 June 2013
Date of Publication: 24 July 2013
Inspection Report published 24 July 2013 PDF

Overview

Inspection carried out on 28 May and 6 June 2013

During a routine inspection

At this inspection we focussed on the hospital wards of Park House and Oak. We also looked around the other wards and checked a concern with the heating in the nursing home. We spoke with three patients and five members of the nursing and care team.

The patients we spoke with all said that they were treated well and received care and support in a manner that met their needs. One person told us that the hospital staff were helping him to maintain a healthy outlook on life. Another person said, "I have nothing to be concerned about, I am treated well".

We found that the hospital was meeting the standards we inspected at this visit. We observed people and staff interacting positively. People were treated with respect and staff responded promptly to the requests for assistance from people.

Staff spoke positively about their work, demonstrated a good knowledge of people's needs and how to meet them. They told us they were supported by an approachable senior management team. We received feedback from other disciplines working in the hospital including the speech and language therapist and a social worker. They spoke positively about the care staff, "They work very well with people, their interaction remains positive under very challenging situations.