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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 24 July 2012
Date of Publication: 15 August 2012
Inspection Report published 15 August 2012 PDF | 59.17 KB

Overview

Inspection carried out on 24 July 2012

During a routine inspection

We carried out this inspection over two separate days because each unit provided different care and treatment services.

The Peter Hodgkinson Centre provided acute admission services, and had one male and one female ward. Patients who were admitted to the unit were either detained under the Mental Health Act, 1983, or in agreement with their admission on an informal basis.

The Francis Willis Unit provided low secure forensic services for patients who were all detained under the Mental Health Act, 1983. The services were provided to male patients only.

We reviewed all the information we hold about this provider and carried out visits on 24 and 31 July 2012. We reviewed information from other agencies, the provider’s records, nationally held records and other people who wanted to share information about the service, for example relatives. Other agencies who gave us information included Monitor, and the Local Authority. Monitor is the independent body who authorise and regulate NHS foundation trusts.

We spoke to a number of patients in both units, and we used a range of different ways to help us understand the experiences of other patients who used the service. This was because some patients had complex needs which meant that they were not able to tell us about their experiences. We looked at records, including personal care plans. We spoke to the managers and staff who were supporting patients, and we observed how they provided that support.