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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 8 March 2013
Date of Publication: 3 April 2013
Inspection Report published 3 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 8 March 2013, checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care and talked with staff. We received feedback from people using comment cards and reviewed information sent to us by other authorities.

Our judgement

People were protected from unsafe or unsuitable equipment.

Reasons for our judgement

As no patients wished to speak with us during our inspection we were unable to obtain anyone’s views about the practice.

The practice used photographic x-rays, and an area is specifically set aside to carry this out. Developing of x-rays also took place in this same room which was clean and free of any obstruction.

We asked to see the records of maintenance checks for the x-ray machine and three autoclaves, although one of these was out of use and had been removed. The records we looked at showed that the equipment had been routinely checked, maintained and was kept safe for use.