Sheffield care home for people with dementia gets a top rating

A specialist care home for people with dementia in Sheffield has been rated good by the Care Quality Commision (CQC)

Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 3:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 3:15 pm

The health watchdog visited Woodland View care home in Lightwood, and inspectors said they were impressed by the kindness of staff.

The NHS home, which cares for 30 people with complex or enhanced dementia, has been rated ‘good’ by the CQC since 2017.

Inspectors highlighted how relatives and carers were all involved in the decisions made about the care of their loved one, and praised the range of activities for residents.

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Staff at Woodland View
Staff at Woodland View

They also praised the availability of an on-site dysphagia specialist who supports residents who have problems swallowing.

James Sherwin, registered manager at Woodland View, said: “I am so proud of the team for the amazing work they do caring for our residents.

“What was really special to us was the feedback from our residents and their families.

“We wouldn’t be where we are today without the efforts of each and every member of the team who have pulled together to provide the best service they possibly can.”

Clive Clarke, interim chief executive at Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, said: “If your loved one is in care home, especially when they have dementia, you want the reassurance that they are being looked after with the kindness and dignity they deserve.

“We are very proud of the team at Woodland View and how they truly live our values.”

You can find out more about Woodland View care home by visiting www.shsc.nhs.uk