Enter and view: Halton View Care Home

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Summary of report content

Halton View care home is a 64 bed residential home located in Widnes. It is easily accessible by car and public transport. At the time of the visit a number of agencies were working with the home to make improvements, laid out by a CQC inspection held earlier in the year. The home currently has 57 residents who live across 3 units. The home is under embargo at present, meaning they are closed to new residents. Many of the residents here have a diagnosis of dementia. The home appeared clean and clear of clutter both inside and out, but certain areas were sparse and not very homely. Décor is in need of updating but some renovations were under way during our visit. During our visit we noticed an unpleasant odour in certain areas of the home. The residents and family members Healthwatch Halton met with gave us a mixture of feedback, some positive and others negative. The Manager was new in post and was welcoming and helpful to our team. The home was looking to employ an Activities Coordinator at the time of the visit.

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General details

Report title 
Enter and view: Halton View Care Home
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Halton
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 16 October, 2018
Date evidence capture began 
Tuesday, 16 October, 2018
Date evidence capture finished 
Tuesday, 16 October, 2018
Type of report 
Enter and view
Key themes 
Food and nutrition
Information providing
Public involvement
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 
Not known
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 
All care professionals
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? 
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
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.