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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 10 February 2011
Date of Publication: 7 April 2011
Inspection Report published 7 April 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

We found that there was compliance with this outcome.

Meals are well managed, creative and provide enough quantity, daily variation, nutrition and interest for people living in the home.

User experience

People we spoke to during the visit said they enjoyed the quality and variation of food provided. Comments included, "Plenty of food and always good", and, " The chef knows what he is doing its good meals ". People who live at the home also told us if you didn't want to go to one of the dining areas you could always have your meals in your own room.

Other evidence

Menus were displayed around the home with the meals of the day. We spoke to the chef and he said alternative food was available if people did not like the meal on offer. The chef had achieved qualifications in advanced cooking and was fully aware of different food cultures.

We observed the chef preparing fresh fruit and vegetables to ensure people receive a nutritious diet. Also the chef prepared liquidised meals for residents, each food blended separately.

Dining areas of the units looked clean, and table cloths and cutlery presented well on all the dining furniture.