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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 15, 16 October 2012
Date of Publication: 20 November 2012
Inspection Report published 20 November 2012 PDF | 97.97 KB

Overview

Inspection carried out on 15, 16 October 2012

During a routine inspection

During this inspection we looked specifically at the maternity services provided at the hospital. The hospital provides a full range of maternity services including a 52 bed ward and 12 labour rooms.

We spoke with 12 patients who were receiving care and 18 staff members including midwives, health care assistants and managers.

We received very positive feedback from the majority of patients we spoke with. Patients told us that they were happy with the care they had received and the way they had been treated.

Comments included;

‘’We are very pleased with everything. The staff have been brilliant.’'

‘’They seem very competent and professional, but they are nice with it.’’

‘’I was really pleased with the way they looked after me in labour. They were lovely.’’

‘’I have no complaints. I’ve found everything really good.’’

We looked at six areas during the inspection including the ways in which patients were enabled to make decisions about their care, the quality of care provided and the way in which patients' medicines were managed. Other areas included arrangements for the safeguarding of patients from abuse and staff training. We also looked at how the Trust monitored the safety and quality of the service.

The Trust were able to provide evidence of compliance with the majority of areas we inspected. However, some concerns were identified in relation to the management of medication. We have asked the Trust to take action to address this.