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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 4 July 2013
Date of Publication: 23 July 2013
Inspection Report published 23 July 2013 PDF | 86.61 KB

People should be cared for in safe and accessible surroundings that support their health and welfare (outcome 10)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are in safe, accessible surroundings that promote their wellbeing.

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 4 July 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff, reviewed information sent to us by commissioners of services and talked with commissioners of services.

We were accompanied on this inspection by an officer from the Clinical Commissioning Group.

Our judgement

People who use the service, staff and visitors were protected against the risks of unsafe or unsuitable premises.

Reasons for our judgement

During our last inspection we found that although the provider had maintenance systems in place, the systems did not protect people who use the service, staff and visitors were not against the risks of unsafe or unsuitable

In their action plan the provider told us that they would employ a contractor to check existing ceiling tiles and ensure that there was no further risk of the suspended ceiling tiles falling down. We saw that all broken tiles had been replaced. However we noted that were areas of staining around the new tiles in the hairdresser’s room. The maintenance person explained that the staining as caused by water leaking when water splashed outside of the sink and bath in the bathroom above.

The registered manager acknowledged that this presented an on-going risk of further ceiling collapse. The maintenance person told us that they would check this daily as part of their regular maintenance checks. Additionally, the registered manager told us she would request that the provider’s estate management team to revisit the home to identify whether there were additional measures that could be put in place to reduce the risks presented by the suspended ceiling tiles.

We saw that all areas of maintenance which were outstanding at our last inspection had been addressed. This included making good the areas of plaster work in people’s bedrooms and the refurbishment of a communal shower room and lounge area.

We saw that the provider had created a new toilet on the top floor of the home which meant that people who used the service did not have to queue to use the toilet as there were sufficient facilities available to them. This had created an additional issue in regards to storage of wheelchairs, which had been moved to the conservatory as a temporary measure. The registered manager told us that another room at the home was due to be converted into a storage room for mobility aids which meant the conservatory would be accessible to people using the service.