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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 12, 13 February 2013
Date of Publication: 17 April 2013
Inspection Report published 17 April 2013 PDF | 96.17 KB

Overview

Inspection carried out on 12, 13 February 2013

During a routine inspection

As well as inspectors from the Care Quality Commission we also took a pharmacy inspector and a theatre specialist.

During the visits we went to five wards, the theatre suites, the accident and emergency department, the pharmacy department, the critical care unit and the day care unit. We spoke with patients, staff and senior managers as well as relatives. We also looked at some hospital records.

Patients’ privacy and dignity was respected and they felt involved in their care. One patient told us, “The curtains are always drawn if a doctor wants to examine me.”

Patients were complimentary of the care they received and about how medicines were managed. However, one patient told us the administration of their intra-venous antibiotic was delayed by two hours.

Doctors and nurses raised concerns about staffing levels in wards and departments.

All the patients we spoke with told us of their confidence in the staff. We had concerns that not all staff had received appraisals and at times junior doctors did not feel they had the appropriate support.

Records were kept securely when not in use. Some documentation was not always completed.