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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 16 April 2013
Date of Publication: 17 May 2013
Inspection Report published 17 May 2013 PDF

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 looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 16 April 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff and were accompanied by a pharmacist.

We used the Short Observational Framework for Inspection (SOFI). SOFI is a specific way of observing care to help us understand the experience of people who could not talk with us.

Our judgement

People were supported to be able to eat and drink sufficient amounts to meet their needs. People were also provided with a choice of suitable and nutritious food and drink.

Reasons for our judgement

We used our SOFI observational tool over lunchtime. The food appeared well balanced and nutritious. We saw that people had been given a choice of two hot meals prior to lunch being served. However, we also observed that if people had changed their minds in the meantime, this could be accommodated.

People who needed assistance with their food were given the help they required in a relaxed manner. People who used the service told us that they liked and enjoyed the food, one person told us, “the foods good”.

People who used the service were shown a choice of drinks so they could make an informed choice about what they wanted. We also saw that staff responded to requests for drinks throughout the day.

We saw that there was a white board in the dining area, which had the date and the menu choices for the days meals. We also observed that there was signage throughout the building which would assist people to orientate themselves.