Exeter care home scoops 5 stars for food hygiene

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Lexicon HealthcareExeter’s newest and most luxurious nursing and dementia care home, Green Tree Court is celebrating being awarded 5 stars for its food hygiene standards.

Green Tree Court is the flagship 5 star nursing and dementia care home for Lexicon Healthcare who specialise in providing exceptional nursing home environments combined with the very best in clinical care and support.

The home delivers residential, nursing and dementia care that is highly personalised and has recently launched day care and respite services. The £7.5 million home is situated in Exeter at 81 Harrington Lane between Whipton and Pinhoe. The home features 68 large en-suite rooms, opulent interior design and 5-star facilities.

Broadcaster, journalist, presenter and Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society, Angela Rippon OBE officially opened Green Tree Court at a high- profile launch event last November. The home’s Dementia Care Wing is working to attain the internationally recognised Stirling Gold Standard for dementia friendly design, which it is believed will make it a first in the West- Country.

Lexicon CEO Stephen Pattrick said: “We were delighted to be awarded the highest star rating for our food hygiene at Green Tree Court. Food and meals times are an intrinsic and important part of daily life for our residents, and having a delicious menu for them to enjoy contributes so much to their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. That’s why we’ve ensured that dining at Green Tree Court is such a highlight and a pleasure every day.”

“From our restaurant- quality food and 5 star design and facilities, to our exciting and varied programme of activities, we offer clinical excellence combined with an enriching and fulfilling new lifestyle. This is why we believe Green Tree Court sets a new standard for care homes in the UK.”

Green Tree Court’s Head Chef, Owen Isaacs went on to say:” My team and I take a huge amount of pride in the dining experience at Green Tree Court and this 5 star award reflects this.

“All our ingredients are sourced through local suppliers, renowned for the quality of their produce. As standard, we always order GM-free and where possible organically grown produce. A daily menu is prepared which features only the very best quality dishes as you would expect of any award- winning restaurant.

“Our residents’ meals are freshly prepared for them to enjoy wherever they choose whether that’s in their private rooms or one of our five well-appointed dining rooms. We also take great care to adapt our menus for specific requirements or dietary needs.”

Under the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS),developed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) businesses are inspected by environmental health officers to check that their hygiene standards meet legal requirements .The standards found at these inspections are rated on a scale ranging from five for “very good” to zero.

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