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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 14 September 2010 and 11 July 2011
Date of Publication: 3 February 2011
Inspection Report published 3 February 2011 PDF

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People should be cared for in safe and accessible surroundings that support their health and welfare (outcome 10)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are in safe, accessible surroundings that promote their wellbeing.

How this check was done

Our judgement

Overall, we found that the Churchill Hospital was meeting this essential standard.

User experience

The Churchill Hospital is made up of a range of buildings of different ages and configuration in terms of the layout of patient beds. The new areas were found to be clean, spacious and designed to facilitate respect for patient’s privacy and dignity. All four-bedded bays and single rooms include en-suite bathroom facilities. In older parts of the hospital, space was found to be more limited and four-bedded bays were not provided with en-suite facilities. On one ward flooring in the corridors outside the ward was cracked and in need of repair.

The trust’s annual Patient Environment Action Team self assessment was completed February 2010. In relation to premises, scores for the Churchill Hospital for 2009/10 were rated overall as good (one level below excellent on a 5 point scale). This included assessment of bathroom environments, maintenance, toilets and décor which were all rated good. An external assessor was part of the assessment process.

All of the wards and departments visited during our visit were found to be of a good standard of cleanliness and in general, good repair. There were no issues concerning safety for patients, their relatives or staff found that related to the premises.

Other evidence