Enter and view: Brampton Lodge Care Centre

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As part of Healthwatch Warrington’s Enter and View programme, visits are made to local residential homes and care facilities in accordance with information received from the local public, service users, carers and monitoring authorities. Healthwatch Warrington published an intermediate care journeys summary report in October 2017. Included in the report’s recommendations was the proposed undertaking of Enter and View visits to both Padgate House and Brampton Lodge, in order to observe service delivery and talk to patients, carers and staff to gain further insights and make recommendations for service improvement. It is important to note that although the team may identify specific areas of focus ahead of the visit (based on intelligence received); they also take into consideration a provider’s stated values when making observations at the home. The key findings from the visit, including the recommendations: TV Remotes: TV remotes were not available in every bedroom, which meant that service users with limited mobility were not able to use their TVs without calling for assistance. As service users spend considerable time in their rooms, and given the impact this may have on staff capacity, it would be a good idea to make sure that enough TV remotes are available, moving forward (service users are given the choice, and use may be variable). Encourage Service Users to Make use of Communal Spaces: This would help to improve the atmosphere in the home and could also impact positively on the wellbeing of service users. However, the visiting team appreciate that this will be made easier once service users had been in the facility for a longer period (as it takes time to encourage this to happen). Staffing levels and Staff Development: Although some staffing issues were identified (particularly in relation to catering and night shift staff), Brampton Lodge is taking positive steps to improve staff conditions, training and attract new recruits. This good practice should be encouraged and this will hopefully contribute to further progress being made on these issues.

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General details

Report title 
Enter and view: Brampton Lodge Care Centre
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Warrington
Date of publication 
Friday, 27 April, 2018
Date evidence capture began 
Wednesday, 29 November, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Wednesday, 29 November, 2017
Type of report 
Enter and view
Key themes 
Building and facilities
Staff levels
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
Primary research method used 
Structured interview
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

Social care services 
Nursing care home
Residential care home

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Not known
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
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.