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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 21 February 2013
Date of Publication: 13 March 2013
Inspection Report published 13 March 2013 PDF


Inspection carried out on 21 February 2013

During a routine inspection

We carried out this inspection to check on the care and welfare of people using this service. Our inspection was discussed and arranged one day in advance. This was to ensure that we had time to see and speak with staff working at the service.

Due to the nature of the service we were not able to talk with people using the service. We spoke with members of staff working within the control room and the paramedics waiting to assist. We also spoke with the director of operations at the local hospital who arranged the service for people in hospital.

We saw the vehicles were equipped to carry out their transport functions. There were arrangements in place to check that the vehicles were clean and hygienic. They also ensured the vehicles were insured, checked, serviced and roadworthy.

We saw the service was organised and systems were in place to manage the service effectively. This meant the staff had the information they required to work to the required standards.

The staff spoken with were able to demonstrate they knew how to support people in the most appropriate way. This meant the staff had the skills and knowledge to deliver the necessary care, treatment and support.