Craegmoor chief says partnerships are vital

Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust has signed a five year contract with Craegmoor Healthcare to provide ongoing care for up to 15 people with enduring mental health problems. The contract means that 11 patients, formerly resident in Ward D2 at Billinge Hospital near Wigan, will be cared for at Craegmoor’s 102-bed Delph Park specialist care centre in Winwick, Warrington. The remaining four beds will be occupied by people from the local community who would normally have been placed in hospital. Home manager Tina Baxter said the move from a ward environment into a home meant the residents would benefit from improved facilities, better community access and a more homely environment. “In addition, residents will now have their own single rooms and have access to several living rooms, a coffee bar, extensive gardens and a courtyard,” Ms Baxter said. Craegmoor chief executive Frank Richardson said the contract would give the Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust the sort of facility needed by residents, but which the Trust was unable to off

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