Orchard Care Homes introduce catheter passports for residents

14 May 2021 News

Orchard is committed to the promotion of health and resident inclusion in the excellent level of care provided across all 24 homes.

For this reason, the passports, that are often seen in originations such as the NHS, will provide crucial information and support for residents with an indwelling urinary catheter, and carers to help prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections and hospital admissions.

The Urinary Catheter Passport has been developed to ensure catheterised service users receive the optimum standard of care by improving communication between the individual, carers and hospital.

The passport, that residents will own themselves, will act as a resource for the care home staff to enable them to provide exceptional individualised care plans and produce positive resident outcomes based on evidence and aims to encourage residents to take an active part in their care by encouraging information sharing, informed decision making and inclusion.

Hayden Knight, CEO of Orchard Care Homes, acknowledged the recent announcement commenting, “The introduction of catheter passports throughout the homes ensure residents are permanently equipped with their personal health passport which reassures those individuals that their health and care is always a priority”.

Quality of care and invigorating best practice is at the forefront of Orchard Care Homes’ strategy and this latest CQC rating is testament to the group’s impressive record to provide the highest quality of care to its residents, with 88% of its homes now rated ‘Good’ and a 5* Food and Hygiene rating across all of Orchard Care Homes services.