Enter and view: Brunswick House

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Sandwell gather information on people’s experiences of health and social care services and there are times when it is appropriate for Healthwatch Sandwell to see and hear for themselves how services are being delivered: these visits are called ‘Enter and View’, they are not inspections. Healthwatch Sandwell visited Brunswick House on 27th April 2015. The summary of findings highlighted areas in relation to patient feedback, staff feedback and observation. The findings inform at the time of the visit, the evidence is that Brunswick House provides a friendly, safe and caring environment for its residents. A well-managed and run residential home that meet the needs of its residents. Privacy, dignity and respect is upheld at the home by care staff who are responsive and interact well with the residents. There is a comprehensive program of activities. The home is well managed with a program of training to support the staff. The report includes 1 recommendations. They would recommend that the manager sends publicity information regarding their service to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Adult Commissioning promote this service for placements locally.

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General details

Report title 
Enter and view: Brunswick House
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Sandwell
Date of publication 
Monday, 27 April, 2015
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 27 April, 2015
Date evidence capture finished 
Monday, 27 April, 2015
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Information providing
Quality of care
Quality of catering
Quality of regulation
Quality of staffing
Service delivery organisation and staffing
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-6054

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
What type of organisation requested the work 
N/A
Primary research method used 
Observation
Structured interview
Survey
How was the information collected? 
Visit to provider
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
Announced

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 
Not known
Age group 
Not known
Gender 
Not known
Ethnicity 
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
No
Does the information include staff's views? 
Yes
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
All care professionals
Does the information include other people's views? 
No
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Positive

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Yes
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Yes action has been taken or promised
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Yes
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known

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.