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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 5 December 2012
Date of Publication: 31 January 2013
Inspection Report published 31 January 2013 PDF | 93.98 KB

Overview

Inspection carried out on 5 December 2012

During a routine inspection

When we carried out our unannounced visit to Leighton Hospital we mainly visited Wards 2 and 21b.

All the patients to whom we spoke were complimentary about the care that they were being given. One said “Service is good, nurses are good and they can’t do enough for you. They keep checking to make sure you are alright”. Another said “these professionals are a credit to their profession”.

When we observed care on the wards we saw patients were treated properly and when we asked patients about this they told us they were treated with dignity and respect.

We examined a sample of patients’ records and found that they were properly assessed and planned to needs of the patients on the wards. We also saw that arrangements for people’s discharge was done in conjunction with staff from the local authority’s other NHS trusts and voluntary bodies.

We discussed the arrangements for the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and while they met the requirements of regulations we noted The Trust had plans to improve training for staff.

We looked at the management of drugs on three wards and found that arrangements for the handling and recording of medicines were not consistently adhered to.

We asked about the Trust’s arrangements for monitoring it’s quality of care through ward level audit and examination of mortality figures and found they were working well.