Enter and view: Woodlands care home

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Summary of report content

This is an enter and view report conducted by Healthwatch Bolton 2 November, 2016. During the visit Healthwatch representatives spoke to 13 people, which included a mix of staff, residents and relatives. The visit was announced. Overall the home was found to be operating to a good standard. Residents seemed to be happy with the care they were receiving. Recommendations were made as part of this report, though because it was found to be operating well the focus was on continuing the good work. A response from the home manager has been attached.

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General details

Report title 
Enter and view: Woodlands care home
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Bolton
Date of publication 
Wednesday, 2 November, 2016
Date evidence capture began 
Wednesday, 2 November, 2016
Date evidence capture finished 
Wednesday, 2 November, 2016
Type of report 
Enter and view
Key themes 
Building and facilities
Cleanliness hygiene and infection control
Cost of services
Food and nutrition
Health and safety
Quality of care
Quality of catering
Quality of staffing
Quality of treatment
Staff attitudes
Staff levels
Staff training
Other information of note about this report 
Meaningful Activities
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-5595

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
Primary research method used 
Unstructured Interview
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 
Residential care home

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Not known
Types of long term conditions 
Not known

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
13
Age group 
All people 18 and over
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? 
Yes
Does the information include staff's views? 
Yes
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? 
No
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
No

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.