Inspection gives care home ‘Good’ reason to celebrate

Summer barbecue at Banbury Heights PNL-150824-171953001
Summer barbecue at Banbury Heights PNL-150824-171953001

Staff and residents at Banbury Heights Nursing Home celebrated the home’s latest inspection report by holding a summer barbecue.

Banbury Heights, in Old Parr Road, and The Julie Richardson Nursing Home, in Dashwood Road, which are owned by Brooklands Nursing Homes, have both achieved a ‘Good’ rating under the new Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection regime.

Both nursing homes underwent unannounced CQC inspections in May.

In their report, the inspectors said Banbury Heights had enough staff and the staff were caring, kind, compassionate and quick to help people when they needed it.

The report also said there were strong systems in place to ensure people received good-quality service.

Residents from both Banbury Heights and The Julie Richardson Nursing Home attended the summer barbecue on Saturday, along with their friends and families, members of staff and members of the public.

Visitors enjoyed burgers, kebabs, spare ribs and sausage baps with all the trimmings, along with a glass of Pimm’s.

Activities included a tombola, raffle, guess the name of the bear, guess the number of sweets in the jar and other games.

The afternoon raised £900 for the Friends of Brooklands Charity.

All the money raised for this charity goes towards providing extra activity provision for the residents at Banbury Heights and The Julie Richardson Nursing Home.

A Brooklands spokesman said: “The event was a great success. It is the largest turnout we have ever had.

“We are already receiving feedback requesting another barbecue.”