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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 7 August 2013
Date of Publication: 24 August 2013
Inspection Report published 24 August 2013 PDF

Overview

Inspection carried out on 7 August 2013

During a routine inspection

We spoke with people who use the service. They told us they were happy with the care and support they received from the service. People said they liked the staff and got on well with them. People were involved in determining the goals of their admission and the support they needed to achieve them.

There were sufficient staff on duty to meet people�s needs. People told us there were always staff available to talk to and one person said, �the one to one discussions with staff have been very helpful to me.�

The service was clean and there were systems in place to prevent infections. One person told us �my room is lovely and clean.� This was typical of people�s comments. Systems were in place to assess and monitor the quality of service that people received and ensure care and support was provided appropriately and in a safe environment.

However, the systems for storing and recording medicines on the premises did not protect people sufficiently from the risks associated with medicines. The potential risks affecting people were mostly identified but there were not always appropriate plans in place to manage the risks safely or address people�s needs.