Healthwatch Doncaster Report on Enter and View Follow up visits to Woodlea, Doncaster Stenson Court, Balby Roman Court, Mexborough

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Summary of report content

This is a report following up Enter and View visits undertaken by Healthwatch Doncaster to Woodlea, Stenson Court and Roman Court care homes.

The original Enter and View reports can be found here:

Roman Court

Stenson Court

Woodlea

Woodlea – findings at follow up visit

  • Toilet signage has been updated with dementia friendly signs.
  • Toilet seats and raisers have been replaced and are now contrasting colours.
  • Alarm cords were not tied up and had been fitted with rigid plastic coating as a safety measure. Some of the cords did not fall to the ideal length.

Stenson Court – findings at follow up visit

After a visit by the home’s Dementia Advisor the following actions have either taken place or are on the home’s development plan:

  • Rigid plastic casing for alarm cord has been ordered
  • A dementia friendly clock has been purchased and is in use in the dementia unit.
  • The timetables and notice boards have been re-configured as suggested.
  • Handrails in the corridor are on the development plan.

 

Roman Court – findings at follow up visit

 

  • Toilet signage throughout the home remains the same.
  • Alarm cords are not now tied up but some do not reach the ideal length in case of fall.
  • The handrail remains the same colour as the wall.

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General details

Report title 
Healthwatch Doncaster Report on Enter and View Follow up visits to Woodlea, Doncaster Stenson Court, Balby Roman Court, Mexborough
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Doncaster
Date of publication 
Monday, 28 October, 2019
Date evidence capture began 
Wednesday, 7 August, 2019
Date evidence capture finished 
Wednesday, 7 August, 2019
Type of report 
Enter and view
Key themes 
Building and facilities
Communication between staff and patients
Decor
Health and safety
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-4981

Methodology and approach

Primary research method used 
Observation
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 
Residential care home

Details about conditions and diseases

What type of pregnancy or maternity themes are included in the report 
N/A

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.