Enter and view: Belmont Castle Retirement. Bedhampton, Havant

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Hampshire conducted an Enter and View on Belmont Castle, a privately owned residential care home in Bedhampton, Havant, catering for 36 older people at present, including people with dementia and physical disabilities, who do not require nursing care. The visit was conducted on 21st July 2017. It is a home with a 40 bed capacity. The visit was arranged as part of Healthwatch Hampshire's enter and view schedule. Observation by the enter and view representatives reported that: Belmont Castle achieved a very high Healthwatch observation rating meaning the home ‘Exceeds Expectations’ and that both the physical environment and the social environment are progressing to a very high position compared to many other care settings. The care home missed out on achieving the very highest rating of ‘Excellent’ by just one point!. Healthwatch Hampshire made 11 recommendations in the report. The service provider responded to the recommendations and agreed with all of them intimating changes will be made as recommended.

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General details

Report title 
Enter and view: Belmont Castle Retirement. Bedhampton, Havant
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Hampshire
Date of publication 
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Type of report 
Enter and view
Key themes 
Building and facilities
Car parking access
Cleanliness hygiene and infection control
Communication between staff and patients
Food and nutrition
Health promotion
Holistic support
Quality of care
Quality of staffing
Staff training
Other information of note about this report 
Meaningful Activities
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
How was the information collected? 
Visit to provider
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
Health visitor
Secondary care services 
Day care
Mental health services 
Older peoples mental health community service
Social care services 
Residential care home
Community services 
Community healthcare and nursing services

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Long term condition
Types of long term conditions 
Alzheimer’s disease or dementia

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
All people 18 and over
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
Service manager
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Yes action has been taken or promised
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.