St Ives care home given second lowest food rating

Trewidden Care Home in St Ives, Cornwall has been given the second lowest rating by food hygiene inspectors.

The home, which provides nursing care for up to 51 people, was rated 1 following an inspection by food safety officers from the local authority in February.

The report said: “System or checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety, and the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future, require major improvements.”

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Inspectors said improvement was required in the cleanliness and condition of facilities and building (including having appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control) to enable good food hygiene.

The service was rated Requires Improvement by the CQC following an inspection in January.

The CQC report said: “Meals were appetising and people were offered a choice in line with their dietary requirements and preferences. Where necessary staff monitored what people ate to help ensure they stayed healthy.”

Trewidden Care Home is run by Cornwallis Care Group. No-one from the company was available for comment when contacted by CHP.

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