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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 5 March 2014
Date of Publication: 10 June 2014
Inspection Report published 10 June 2014 PDF


Inspection carried out on 5 March 2014

During a routine inspection

At our previous inspection we found that improvements were needed in the way medicines were recorded in the hospital. We found that action had been taken to correct this issue and the trust was carrying out checks (audits) to make sure that improvements were sustained. We talked to patients, members of the pharmacy team and nurses on the wards. Most patients were very happy with the care they received and said they were well informed about their treatment, including medicines. One person told us that they had not been given adequate pain relief during their first few hours in the hospital. Nurses told us that the pharmacy service was good, and pharmacy staff were helpful. However, they said that patients sometimes had to wait several hours, or rarely overnight, for their 'take home' medicines before leaving hospital.