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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 10 October 2017

Fairburn Vale is a purpose-built facility offering specialist nursing care for 20 adults with acquired brain injuries, and accommodation for people with complex physical, mental or behavioural needs. Accommodation is provided over two floors accessible by a lift and there is a communal garden area. There were 19 people living in Fairburn Vale on the day we inspected.

At the last inspection in March 2015, the service was rated Good. At this inspection we found the service remained Good.

People were safe as staffing levels were appropriate to meet people’s needs in a prompt and organised manner. Staff knew how to report any concerns and how to recognise signs of abuse. Medication was stored, administered and recorded correctly and risks were managed to minimise the likelihood of harm.

Staff had received regular supervision and training to ensure they were fully equipped to perform their roles competently. They supported people in line with their support needs in regards to nutrition and hydration, and also in accessing external health and social care support where required.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

Staff displayed kindness, sensitivity and empathy in their interactions with people ensuring all their needs were met, both physical and emotional. People were involved as much as they were able in all decisions regarding their support needs and encouraged to participate in the life of the home.

Activities focused on individual needs and there was a programme to implement a wider range of pastimes and events. Complaints were handled with sensitivity and understanding, and all concerns addressed in depth.

The home was well managed with clear leadership and an organised staff team whose focus was ensuring all people living at Fairburn Vale had the best quality of life possible.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 10 October 2017

The service remains Good.

Effective

Good

Updated 10 October 2017

The service remains Good.

Caring

Good

Updated 10 October 2017

The service remains Good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 10 October 2017

The service remains Good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 10 October 2017

The service remains Good.