Inspection on 02/02/06 for St David`s Nursing Home For Disabled Ex-servicemen and Women
Also see our care home review for St David`s Nursing Home For Disabled Ex-servicemen and Women for more information
This inspection was carried out on 2nd February 2006.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is Adequate. The way we rate inspection reports is consistent for all houses, though please be aware that this may be different from an official CSCI judgement.
The inspector found there to be outstanding requirements from the previous inspection report but made no statutory requirements on the home.
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What the care home does well
Service users are well cared for at the home and staff treat service users with respect. Service users and visitors spoken with were pleased with the care provision at the home, and there is a homely atmosphere throughout. The activities provision is good, with regular events taking place. The food provision continues to a good standard, with service users being offered choices, which are respected. Staffing is maintained to appropriate levels, and the recruitment procedures are overall robust. There is evidence of ongoing staff training, to include induction, foundation and NVQ in care training programmes. Quality assurance systems are in place to include regular auditing. Systems are in place for maintenance and servicing, and health and safety is being well managed in the home. There are ongoing plans and improvements to provide single, en suite facilities for the service users.
What has improved since the last inspection?
There has been an improvement in the formulation of the service user plans, with some work still to be progressed, specifically with the formulation of service user plans for new service users, plus the need to expand the bedrail risk assessments to ensure the information is comprehensive. Staff have had additional training in adult protection (POVA) management.
What the care home could do better:
Ongoing shortfalls in the management of medications are of a concern, and action must be taken to address the shortfalls identified and thereafter to maintain robust procedures for medication management. Two environmental shortfalls, the fitting of closures on the laundry room doors and the reviewing of the ill-fitting glass doors, are to be addressed.