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Other CQC inspections of services

Community & mental health inspection reports for Mental Health Unit can be found at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Inspection carried out on 9 October 2013

During a routine inspection

Ward 12A provided acute admission services for male and female patients. Patients who were admitted were either detained under the Mental Health Act, 1983 or in agreement with their admission on an informal basis.

Rochford Unit provided services to older patients. Some patients experienced complex dementia related needs and others experienced mental health needs which were not related to dementia.

We used a number of different ways to help us understand what patients experienced. This was because some patients had complex needs which meant they were not able to tell us about their experiences. We looked at records, including patient�s care files. We spoke with a number of patients in both units, the managers and staff who were supporting them and we observed how care was provided.

Patients told us they were generally happy with their care and treatment. They also told us they were well supported by knowledgeable staff. There were systems in place for the provider to regularly monitor and assess the quality of care and treatment patients received. The provider demonstrated they took action to address any issues and learned lessons from them.

During our visit we made some comments about improvements the trust should consider in relation to record keeping, access to outside space for patients and activities arrangements in one unit. We also made comments about issues relating to the mix of patient needs in one unit.