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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 14 October 2011
Date of Publication: 9 November 2011
Inspection Report published 9 November 2011 PDF


Inspection carried out on 14 October 2011

During an inspection looking at part of the service

We carried out a visit to ward 40 at Leeds General Infirmary to follow up compliance and improvement actions made following the last review of compliance at ward 40 in June 2011.

We spoke with a patient who had recently been admitted to the ward. The patient told us that staff had explained the aims of their care and treatment and had sought the patient�s views and opinions about this.

When someone is initially admitted to the ward they are observed every 30 minutes as part of the assessment process. The patient told us that this had been explained to them by the staff involved and that the levels of observation did not impact on their privacy and dignity.

The patient was also aware of plans to review their medication treatment whilst on the ward and said they had given their agreement for this to be done. They also said that staff had explained the planned changes in a multi-disciplinary team meeting which the patient had attended the previous day.

When asked for their opinion of the ward the patient said, �Staff are very good and make me as comfortable as possible. They are very helpful.�

A patient spoken with said that they felt safe on the ward.

We were told that staff are very supportive and can always be accessed if needed.