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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 19 March 2013
Date of Publication: 20 April 2013
Inspection Report published 20 April 2013 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

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 19 March 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff.

Our judgement

People were protected from unsafe or unsuitable equipment.

Reasons for our judgement

All equipment was found to be clean and in good condition. The nurse carried out daily checks of equipment and electrical items, which were recorded.

Procedures for equipment were displayed in the areas of use. Equipment was regularly calibrated and maintained, and serviced as needed under contracts. We reviewed both the contracts and the records of maintenance and service for all equipment. We further reviewed the policies, procedures and records relating to cleaning and decontamination of equipment.

The practice worked with a Radiation Supervisor at the PCT in relation to x-rays.