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Ellesmere Port Hospital Good

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 20 May 2013
Date of Publication: 25 June 2013
Inspection Report published 25 June 2013 PDF

Overview

Inspection carried out on 20 May 2013

During an inspection looking at part of the service

We carried out this inspection because we had identified at our previous inspection in November 2012 that patients were not supported to self-administer medicines as part of their rehabilitation plan and nursing records were not always kept up to date, which could have resulted in patients being given inappropriate care.

We spoke with six patients and two relatives, who all said they were happy with the care they were receiving at the hospital. They said they had no concerns about the way medicines were managed.

We found that the hospital had started to introduce a system whereby people could administer their own medicines, if able to do so, to assist in their rehabilitation.

We also found that the standard of nursing records had improved and care plans were up to date and accurate, thus ensuring patients received the care they needed.