Winchester based, residential and nursing home, Brendoncare
Park Road, is celebrating after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated it as
‘good’ in all categories, following an inspection in February.
The home in Park Road, Winchester, provides residential and
nursing care for 41 residents. Its aim is to enable older people to live
independent, happy and fulfilling lives.
During its inspection, the CQC rated the home ‘good’ in all
five criteria of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. In the
report, published recently, it noted that people received person-centred care
which was responsive to their specific needs and wishes. Residents had access
to a wide range of activities and there were regular visits from school
children who arranged musical performances for the residents and also got
involved in some of the activities taking place.
The CQC recognised that the staff were warm and caring and
supported residents with empathy. There was a warm, homely atmosphere in the
The CQC noted that staff were well supported by the home
management team and they were all clear about their roles and responsibilities.
Staff were well supported through training, supervision and appraisal. There
was a culture of high-quality care. Comments made by relatives to the CQC were,
“The care is good, they are so patient,” and “The staff are brilliant, easy to
get on with.”
Erin Langley, the Care Home Manager, commented, “The latest
CQC report on Brendoncare Park Road recognises the commitment and dedication of
all members of the team. I am proud of everyone who works here and their
determination to support each resident in the best way possible to meet
individual needs. We are pleased the inspection recognises that our residents
are treated with privacy and dignity and to be as independent as possible.”