There were happy scenes at Barchester’s Glebefields Care Home in Drayton, Banbury this week as staff and residents celebrated the home receiving a five-star Food Hygiene Rating by the local authority.

The achievement – gained on September 14 - is the highest rating a care home can receive from an Environmental Health officer, and shows the home has complied with all the statutory obligations.

General Manager, Nisha Shaji said: “Following the unannounced inspection, we’re extremely pleased to have been awarded five-stars for our food hygiene.

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“Achieving the highest possible standard is incredibly important and I’m so proud of Head Chef Bose Jose and the hospitality team at Glebefields.

“Chef Bose joined the team in June 2022, this award is in recognition of his extensive knowledge and continued hard work in maintaining the hygiene and cleanliness standards in our kitchen.”

Food hygiene ratings are an inspection given to a food business that reflects the standards of food hygiene found on the date of inspection or visit by the local authority.

The ratings assess how hygienically food is handled, prepared, cooked, reheated, cooled and stored.

As well as the cleanliness of the business, including taking into consideration layout and ventilation, and how food records are managed.

Glebefields provides residential and nursing care for short and long-term resident stays.

A spokesperson said: “We are welcoming new residents into our home to ensure that we are there for those that need care and support.

“Please do give us a call on 01295 738133 there's always a warm welcome and homemade cake waiting for you.”


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

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