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North Cambridgeshire Hospital

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 5 February 2013
Date of Publication: 27 April 2013
Inspection Report published 27 April 2013 PDF

There should be enough members of staff to keep people safe and meet their health and welfare needs (outcome 13)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by sufficient numbers of appropriate staff.

How this check was done

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 5 February 2013, observed how people were being cared for and checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care. We talked with people who use the service and talked with staff.

Our judgement

There were enough qualified, skilled and experienced staff to meet people’s needs.

Reasons for our judgement

We viewed staff rotas and they showed us that enough qualified, skilled and experienced nursing and health care staff were provided to meet people’s needs. The ward manager told us that staff levels were determined by the care, support and treatment needs of the people accommodated on Trafford ward. Staff spoken with confirmed that there were sufficient numbers of staff provided to meet the needs of people on the ward.

People admitted to Trafford ward told us that they received the nursing care, treatment and support they needed and that they did not have to wait long for staff to respond to the call bell when they rang for assistance. Staff told us that staff absence was covered and that improvements had been made to the staffing level.

The manager told us that recruitment of new staff had taken place and was continuing. They said that the provider had a bank of staff that they could ask to work on the ward. This was confirmed in the records held.