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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 26 February 2014
Date of Publication: 3 April 2014
Inspection Report published 03 April 2014 PDF

Overview

Inspection carried out on 26 February 2014

During an inspection looking at part of the service

We visited Sunnymede to follow up compliance actions made following our visit in October 2013. At our last inspection we had found there were shortfalls to care planning which put people at risk of receiving unsafe care. We also found that the provider did not have appropriate arrangement in place for the recording, safe keeping and safe administration of medicines.

We informed the provider they were not compliant with these essential standards and asked them to submit an action plan. This action plan was submitted on 18 December 2013 and set out the actions which would be taken to achieve compliance. On this visit we reviewed these actions.

We spoke with six people who used the service and two relatives. People who lived at Sunnymede had varying levels of dementia, so not everyone was able to tell us about their care and support. One person �they are very nice and helpful�. Both relatives told us they were happy with the care and support provided.

We saw registered nurses had sought advice and guidance from health care professionals when people had or were at risk of losing weight. People were provided with calorie dense meals, snacks and food supplements as required. This meant that staff understood how to support and care for people with dementia with their nutritional needs. During this inspection we found improvements had been made to the handling of medicines. However some further action was need to ensure that people were better protected from these risks.