What is Enter and View
Healthwatch Hampshire has powers to carry out what we describe as ‘Enter and View’ visits. During a visit, we talk to people who use the service, whether patients or residents, and their relatives where appropriate. We also speak to staff to find out where they think the service is working well, and where it could be improved. Observations and feedback from the visit are then collated in a report, which is sent to the provider of the service, as well as regulators such as the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the local authority and NHS Commissioners when appropriate.
Purpose of visit
- To seek the views of residents relating to life at the Care Home
- To enquire about how residents and relatives’ feedback into the running of the home.
- To capture what residents, staff and visitors feel makes the home ‘Outstanding’.
The manager ensures that there is always sufficient staff on duty to ensure that the focus remains on spending time with the residents. The manager advised that this is not an added extra, but an absolute requirement of the job.
The owner and manager believe in paying the staff well and providing incentives such as a bonus for full attendance at work to encourage loyalty.