• Prison healthcare

HMP Garth

Wymott Prison, Ulnes Walton Lane, Leyland, Lancashire, PR26 8LW (0161) 358 1546

Provided and run by:
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Important: This service was previously managed by a different provider - see old profile
Important: We are carrying out a review of quality at HMP Garth. We will publish a report when our review is complete. Find out more about our inspection reports.

All Inspections

10 August 2022

During an inspection looking at part of the service

We carried out an unannounced focused inspection of healthcare services provided by Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) NHS Foundation Trust to follow up on concerns regarding medicines management.

The purpose of this focused inspection was to determine if the healthcare services provided by GMMH NHS Foundation Trust were meeting the legal requirements and regulations under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and that patients were receiving safe care and treatment.

At this inspection we found that GMMH NHS Foundation Trust were managing medicines safely at this location.

We do not currently rate services provided in prisons. We highlight good practice and issues that service providers need to improve and take regulatory action as necessary.

At this inspection we found:

  • The service used systems and processes to safely prescribe, administer, record and store medicines.
  • We found that systems for recording and monitoring the content of emergency bags were not always effective.

We found areas where the provider needed to make improvements. The provider should:

  • Ensure there is a robust system to monitor and record checks of emergency bags and equipment.