Our Enter & View reports
As a local Healthwatch we have a statutory power to Enter and View. This is our legal right to visit places that provide publicly funded health or care services, to see and hear how people experience care.
Our reports are public documents and we share them with the commissioners and providers of the service we are visiting; we share them with regulators like the Care Quality Commission; and we share them with Healthwatch England.
Care Home project
We want to know what local care homes are doing to make sure that people can choose from a healthy varied diet that meets their needs and cultural preferences, especially when increasing frailty and health problems can make eating and drinking harder.
Our volunteers are visiting three care homes in Cambridgeshire over the next three-months. They will be joining residents at a meal in the home and talking to them about the food and drink they get. We'll be wanting to know if they like the food, how much input they get into planning the menu, and whether they get any help that they need to eat and drink.
- Rheola Care Centre, St Ives, visited on 25 May 2017. Read the report here.
Older Enter & View project work
During 2016-17, we visited Addenbrooke's Outpatient Department, Addenbrooke's Emergency Department and Hinchingbrooke Emergency Department. Read our reports from these visits here.
- During 2015-16, we ran a project to Enter & View 13 local residential and nursing care homes. Read our reports from these visits here.