Enter and view: St Patrick’s Care Home

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Healthwatch Halton conducted an Enter and View on St Patrick’s Care Home, Widnes, a privately owned nursing home catering for people with dentia and nursing needs. The visit was conducted on 4th September 2017. It is a home with a 40 bed capacity. The service is provided within two separate units. Each unit has its own lounge, dining room and utility kitchen. All bedrooms are single with en-suite toilet facilities. The visit was arranged as part of Healthwatch Halton’s enter and view schedule. Observation by the enter and view representatives reported that: In general the comments and observations were mainly positive with the residents giving positive feedback about the staff and facilities available. Healthwatch Halton made recommendations in the report one of which was providing picture menu's. The provider stated they would look into providing picture menu's.

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General details

Report title 
Enter and view: St Patrick’s Care Home
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Halton
Date of publication 
Monday, 4 September, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 4 September, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Monday, 4 September, 2017
Type of report 
Enter and view
Key themes 
Building and facilities
Car parking access
Cleanliness hygiene and infection control
Communication between staff and patients
Food and nutrition
Health promotion
Holistic support
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Quality of care
Quality of staffing
Staff attitudes
Staff levels
Staff training
Other information of note about this report 
Activity Coordinator
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? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
Dentist (non-hospital)
GP practice
Mobile doctors service
Social care services 
Nursing care home
Community services 
Community healthcare and nursing services
Urgent and emergency care services 
Urgent care services
Other services 
Patient transport

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Long term condition
Types of long term conditions 
Alzheimer’s disease or dementia

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
All people 18 and over
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
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? 
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.