Charity wins intermediate care contract
Broadening Choices for Older People (BCOP), a voluntary provider based in Birmingham, has negotiated an intermediate care contract with Edgbaston Primary Care Group. The contract is for six beds at the 50-bed Neville Williams House, BCOPÂ¹s purpose-built nursing home in Selly Park. The beds are for older people who require short-term post-operative care following their stay in hospital. BCOP chief executive Marcus Fellows said the contract began on January 8 for an initial period of eight weeks. “We currently have a strategy and resources in place among all our nursing homes to offer the service to other interested parties throughout the Birmingham area,” Mr Fellows said. “We are negotiating with another purchaser and currently have spot contracts for intermediate care with the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.” BCOP is a registered charity which manages three nursing homes, one residential home, four sheltered housing schemes and 40 houses, flats and bungalows for independent living.