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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 29 November 2010
Date of Publication: 11 January 2011
Inspection Report published 11 January 2011 PDF

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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

Our judgement

On the basis of the evidence provided and the views of people using the service we found the service to be compliant with this outcome.

User experience

The people we spoke with said they liked the new layout of the dining room, the food was nice, there was always enough and that they had a choice. We observed people being given a choice of drinks mid morning and staff responding to requests promptly.

Other evidence

We saw one person having a late breakfast and they also had a nutritional drink, we saw that another person also had a nutritional drink beside their chair. We spoke with the manager who said that the nutritional assessment had shown these two individuals were at risk and the GP had prescribed the supplements. We spoke with the cook who said that there had been changes recently with the menu, there was a choice of two meals at lunch time and people were offered a glass of wine. The manager hopes the changes to the bistro style dinning will be completed in the new year.