Enter and View - Brockfield House, Stanwick, Wellingborough

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Summary of report content

Brockfield House is a nursing home in a village location, with attractive indoor and outside space. The home appears to be doing a good job caring for people with advanced dementia and challenging behaviour. The staff provide stimulation to the residents by offering an interesting programme of activities, including bringing in animals for residents to pet and arranging outings for those able to participate. As most residents do not have mental capacity, the researchers were unable to interview them directly to find out their views on their food and drink. However, a few spoke to Healthwatch, some smiled at us and seemed interested in the visit. As regards oral health, a local dentist visits the home so it is possible for regular checks to be made with those who were compliant. Healthwatch recommends some aspects of good practice observed in the home should be replicated elsewhere by other care providers.

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General details

Report title 
Enter and View - Brockfield House, Stanwick, Wellingborough
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Northamptonshire
Date of publication 
Wednesday, 5 February, 2020
Date evidence capture began 
Wednesday, 6 March, 2019
Date evidence capture finished 
Wednesday, 6 March, 2019
Type of report 
Enter and view
Key themes 
Building and facilities
Cleanliness hygiene and infection control
Food and nutrition
Holistic support
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Quality of care
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

Social care services 
Residential care home

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Types of long term conditions 
Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
What type of pregnancy or maternity themes are included in the report 

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
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.