Inspection on 08/08/05 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 8th August 2005.
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 and representatives feedback indicated that the staff are caring and approachable. Staff are instructed in caring for service users in a competent, courteous and gentle manner, this was reflected in the comments from the service users and observations at the inspection. Service users are fully assessed prior to admission to ascertain if the home can meet their needs. The food provision is of a good standard, with varied choices available. There is a content, homely atmosphere throughout the home, and the management is always looking for new ways to improve the service provision, which is already of a good standard. Management is strong and effective with an open approach and clear direction.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Work has taken place to access and set up named bank accounts for service users. The system of formal supervision for nursing and care staff is now up and running, plus staff in all departments receive regular supervision, which is good practice. Fire drill records identify that night and day drills are now taking place, thus keeping all staff up to date with the procedures to be followed. The improvement in the completion of staff employment records has been maintained since the last inspection.
What the care home could do better:
Some areas of the service user plans had shortfalls, but these should be easily addressed. Staff must then work to maintain the service user plans in an accurate and up to date condition thereafter. The main area of concern was the management of the medications. Action must be taken to address the current shortfalls and thereafter to introduce measures to ensure that the management of medications in the future is robust.