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We are carrying out a review of quality at Hillbrook Grange. We will publish a report when our review is complete. Find out more about our inspection reports.
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Date of Inspection: 11 May 2012
Date of Publication: 21 June 2012
Inspection Report published 21 June 2012 PDF

People should be given the medicines they need when they need them, and in a safe way (outcome 9)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Will have their medicines at the times they need them, and in a safe way.
  • Wherever possible will have information about the medicine being prescribed made available to them or others acting on their behalf.

How this check was done

Our judgement

The provider was meeting the standard. People were protected against the risks associated with medicines because the provider had appropriate arrangements in place to manage medicines.

User experience

We asked the three people we spoke with did they manage their own medication. One person said that she managed an inhaler but all other medication was administered by the staff.

Other evidence

We looked at the Medication Administration Record (MAR) sheets and found them to be completed correctly. There were photographs of each person with information about allergies, name of GP and any other special indications with the MAR sheet.

We saw that self medication forms had been completed and signed by the person who was using the service. There was a lockable drawer in the persons bedroom in which they could keep their medication.

Everyone who administered medication had received training and every 12 months had an "in house" assessment by a senior member of staff.

There was a separate locked room with metal cabinets fixed to the wall for the safe keeping of medication; one of which was a locked cabinet for controlled drugs. Two fridges for keeping medication were also kept in the medication room.