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Date of Inspection: 17 May 2011
Date of Publication: 12 July 2011
Inspection Report published 12 July 2011 PDF | 155.41 KB

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People should be cared for by staff who are properly qualified and able to do their job (outcome 12)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by staff who are fit, appropriately qualified and are physically and mentally able to do their job.

How this check was done

We reviewed all the information we hold about this provider, carried out a visit on 17/05/2011, checked the provider's records, observed how people were being cared for, looked at records of people who use services, talked to staff and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

People are protected by the provider’s recruitment practices and their needs are met by staff that are appropriately qualified and fit to carry out their job roles.

User experience

The surveys we saw of adult inpatients at the hospital indicated that people had confidence in the doctors and nurses caring for them.

Other evidence

We asked the provider to send us written information about how they were complying with regulations. The provider told us they had “effective recruitment processes in place that adhere to legislative requirements and which ensure the effective checking and recording of information.” The provider gave us details of how they ensured that staff employed had the right qualifications, skills and experience, and were physically and mentally able to carry out their role. The provider told us they had relevant policies in place regarding recruitment of staff, they carried out audits to show these were being followed in practice, and they listened to feedback from people using the hospital.