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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 10 February 2014
Date of Publication: 7 March 2014
Inspection Report published 07 March 2014 PDF

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 10 February 2014, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff and reviewed information given to us by the provider.

Our judgement

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

Reasons for our judgement

The clinic occupied one consulting room on the ground floor. Staff offices were located on the first floor. We saw the provider had taken steps to provide care in an environment that was adequately maintained and comfortable. Staff told us all maintenance checks were carried out by authorised contractors. We reviewed the report of the annual fire inspection (July 2013). We noted the recommendations in the report had been implemented. The provider maintained organised records of maintenance checks; these included gas, fire and the building security system. This demonstrated the provider had processes in place to protect people's health and safety.

Staff responsible for the maintenance of the building undertook regular environmental checks to ensure the premises were safe and fit for purpose.