Facilities at Priory Hospital make a ‘good’ impression on Care Quality Commission

Priory Hospital in Market Weighton
Priory Hospital in Market Weighton

The Priory Hospital in Market Weighton has earned a ‘Good’ rating in their latest Care Quality Commission inspection.

Inspectors were impressed with the facility, on Holme Street, which offers accommodation for persons who require treatment for substance misuse.

The report states that there was a good enviroment in the building.

“The building was clean, well maintained and comfortably furnished. The provider had a system for monitoring the standards and cleanliness of equipment, furniture, appliances and decoration of the building.”

The inspection, which took place on 10 and 11 June, said that the service was effective with care records having clear plans and guidance for staff on how to support patients who used the service. These records were reviewed and updated regularly.

The report also states that patients are treated with compassion and empathy with them also being involved in planning their care.

The leadership of the services was praised by inspectors with staff understanding the vision and values of the organisation.

The report said: “Staff were confident in raising concerns about practice and risks to patients. They told us that if they raised any issues with the director they felt listened to and confident action would be taken.

“We found that staff were up to date with mandatory training or were booked on to refresher courses. Clinical and non-clinical staff could access further training to ensure they had the skills needed to carry out their roles.”

In order to improve, the provider was told it should work with patients to record their advance decisions on how they want to be supported when they were in crisis. Patients said this would help staff support them better when they were in crisis as staff would have information on how they wanted to be supported.