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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 22, 23 June 2011
Date of Publication: 27 July 2011
Inspection Report published 27 July 2011 PDF | 75.82 KB

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

Not met 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, carried out a visit on 22/06/2011, 23/06/2011, checked the provider's records, observed how people were being cared for, looked at records of people who use services, talked to staff and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

People who use the service are supported to have adequate food and drink. The assistance provided to people who are at risk of choking must be reviewed to ensure that they are fully protected.

User experience

People who use the service told us that the food is satisfactory and that a choice is available. One person reported that she felt people were sat at tables for a long time before meals were served.

Staff members attended to people’s needs and treated them with respect. They sat with people who required assistance with eating and drinking.

Other evidence

One of the people whose records were inspected had been assessed as being at risk of choking. Guidance from the Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) Team indicated that the person should be sat upright when eating or drinking. We noted that staff gave food and drink to the person concerned whilst sat in a reclined position.