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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 5 July 2013
Date of Publication: 31 July 2013
Inspection Report published 31 July 2013 PDF

Overview

Inspection carried out on 5 July 2013

During a routine inspection

People�s needs were assessed and care and treatment were planned and delivered in line with their individual care plan. This was confirmed when we checked five care plans; spoke with people who used the service, their visitors and the staff on duty.

Health, safety and welfare of people were protected because the staff at the home worked in co-operation with other agencies for the benefit of the people who lived at the home. We were informed by community health professionals that nurses and the care workers at the home had a good rapport with them, organised appointments and co-operated with them.

Dedicated members of staff were seen carrying out cleaning duties throughout the home during our inspection. One person said, �I like my room it�s lovely and clean. The girls take care of it for me.� All staff at the home had received training on infection control and two staff told us the actions they took to minimise the risk of infection.

Medicines were prescribed and given to people appropriately. People were given time to take the medicine. We witnessed the nurse asking people whether they were in pain or discomfort during the routine medication round.

There was an effective recruitment and selection policy in place. All necessary checks had been carried out and satisfactory outcomes had been sought before staff were recruited at the home.