Intermediate care joint venture in Cheltenham

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

A new centre intended to help older people in Cheltenham and Tewkesbury recover after a stay in hospital ­ or to prevent them from going into hospital in the first place ­ was officially opened in January. The 15-bed Ashley Intermediate Care Centre, located in the grounds of Grevill House in Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, is a joint initiative between Gloucestershire County Council, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Primary Care Trust and Coverage Care (Gloucestershire) Ltd. Since its first admissions on September 29 2003, the centre has been providing older people with intermediate care services for periods of up to six weeks. Coverage Care managing director Len Bamber said feedback from staff and people using Ashley had been extremely positive. “The Ashley Intermediate Care Centre is a real breakthrough in the modernisation of services for older people in Gloucestershire and the first new build project in the county to the new National Minimum Standards,” Mr Bamber said. “The centre is already contributing significa

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