The Directors of Hutchinson Care Homes in response to a recent BBC news story about Food Hygiene Ratings at Glenkeen Nursing Home in Randalstown wish to assure everyone that the issue was addressed promptly and efficiently.
Naomi Carey, Director Hutchinson Care Homes commented :
“This one off poor Food Hygiene rating inspection took place in April in Glenkeen and was addressed immediately to rectify the issues raised in the inspection.The reinspection took place a short number of weeks later and we have since moved to a 4 star rating.- the maximum we can achieve post a poor inspection of this nature.This is the first occasion since the implementation of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme in 2000 that any of our homes have ever had a rating of this kind and indeed as we have grown the group over the past number of years the homes we have acquired have seen their food hygiene ratings rise.
We immediately retrained staff across the entire group of 7 care homes where our food ratings has always been beyond reproach since the implementation of the Food Hygiene Rating scheme in 2000 in Northern Ireland.
Rest assured we are not complacent and carry out our own internal food hygiene reviews on a regular basis across the group to ensure compliance . We would welcome the opportunity to discuss any concerns any resident, family or friends may have at any of our homes by contacting the Nurse Manager directly.”