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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 14 February 2014
Date of Publication: 12 March 2014
Inspection Report published 12 March 2014 PDF

People should get safe and appropriate care that meets their needs and supports their rights (outcome 4)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Experience effective, safe and appropriate care, treatment and support that meets their needs and protects their rights.

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 14 February 2014, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with carers and / or family members, talked with staff and reviewed information given to us by the provider.

Our judgement

The scanning process was planned and delivered in a way that was intended to ensure people's safety and welfare.

Reasons for our judgement

The people we spoke with confirmed that they were satisfied with the manner in which the scan was carried out. The manager told us that where a scan revealed a possible problem with the pregnancy they would refer the person to their hospital or midwife for any treatment and support that may be required.

There was a procedure in place in the event of a scan revealing a foetal demise (this is when it is believed the baby may have passed away inside the womb). This involved referring the person to their hospital as soon as possible to receive any care and treatment that may be required. We spoke with a bereavement midwife at the local hospital who confirmed that they had received a referral from Window to the Womb in these circumstances. They confirmed that they had received appropriate information about the person from Window to the Womb. This meant that the provider had taken steps to ensure the safety and welfare of people using the service.