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Tynwald Residential Home Requires improvement

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 30 November 2011
Date of Publication: 16 January 2012
Inspection Report published 16 January 2012 PDF | 47.75 KB

Food and drink should meet people's individual dietary needs (outcome 5)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are supported to have adequate nutrition and hydration.

How this check was done

We reviewed all the information we hold about this provider and carried out a visit on 30/11/2011.

Our judgement

People had a varied, balanced and nutritious diet.

Overall, we found that Tynwald Residential Home is

meeting this essential standard.

User experience

People told us the food was very good and had a choice menu with plenty of fresh vegetables and homemade cakes. Comments received were “The food is very good, I am very fussy”, and “I like old fashioned food, they do their best here.”

Other evidence

On the morning of our visit, we saw the staff talking with people to ask them their preference from the menus.

We spoke with the cook who told us that menus were planned on a monthly basis.

We looked at menus and saw that people had a choice of cereals, toast, fruit or a cooked breakfast if they wanted it.

The main meal was at lunch time. We saw that people had a choice of a hot or cold main course and a pudding or yogurt. Evening meal was a light meal of a selection of sandwiches or omelette and a choice of something sweet. The meals served on the day looked appetising and hot. We saw that people were able to have their meals in their own rooms, and were served drinks throughout the day. We saw that people who needed a special diet were catered for.

We saw that protective equipment such as disposable aprons were used by staff when serving meals in the dining room.

We saw that staff were supportive and helped people meet their eating and drinking needs.