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Archived: Sutton Lodge Residential Care Home Inadequate

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 10 December 2013
Date of Publication: 10 January 2014
Inspection Report published 10 January 2014 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 10 December 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff, reviewed information given to us by the provider and talked with commissioners of services.

Our judgement

People were protected from unsafe or unsuitable equipment.

Reasons for our judgement

The provider must ensure that equipment which is used in the home is properly maintained and used correctly and safely.

We found that equipment had been regularly maintained. For example we noted that all portable equipment had been recently tested in October 2013 and had been signed and dated and the date of the next inspection was recorded. The date was recorded on file to ensure the next check was booked when it became due. The hoists and all lifting equipment had all been tested and were displaying recent test labels. Other audits and quality monitoring checks were in place such as fire safety checks, food audits and medication audits. This meant that people were protected from the risks associated with equipment that is not properly maintained or unsafe.