Enter and view: Iddenshall Care Home, Cheshire West

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Summary of report content

Cheshire West in November 2016, conducted an Enter and View into Iddenshall Hall Care Home, the report did not state how many residents were spoken to. The reported stated that Iddenshall Hall appeared typical of an older building that was converted some time ago to provide a care environment. Representatives felt that further investment was required to provide modern refurbishment. Externally gardens and grounds were considered attractive and well maintained. Care provided appeared to be appropriate and delivered by a well-established and supported staff team. The report stated that it would like to see an improved activity programme at the home. A programme that is more supportive to individuals and provides both formal and informal encouragement and stimulation for residents (social and physical) including helping with everyday activities such as flower arranging, handicrafts, drawing, colouring, ‘Daily Sparkle’ activities newsletter and group games. The report recommended that recruitment for a new Activity Co-ordinator should have high priority. As the time of publication no response from the provider was included.

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General details

Report title 
Enter and view: Iddenshall Care Home, Cheshire West
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Cheshire West and Chester
Date of publication 
Monday, 11 July, 2016
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 11 July, 2016
Date evidence capture finished 
Monday, 11 July, 2016
Type of report 
Enter and view
Key themes 
Building and facilities
Food and nutrition
Quality of care
Staff levels
Other information of note about this report 
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

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? 
Not Known

Details of health and care services included in the report

Social care services 
Nursing care home
Residential care home

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of long term conditions 
Alzheimer’s disease or dementia

Details of people who shared their views

Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
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? 

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.