Medical students visit Eden Court
Caring Times, July/August 2013
Eden Court care home in Bradford, part of Amore Care, recently played host to a group of medical students from the University of Leeds.
The students visited the home, situated in Birkenshaw, Bradford, as part of their Primary Care placement at Blackburn Road Medical Centre.
Sam Gregson, Nora Sawan, Sarah Ruxton and Sarah Ryan spent time learning about many aspects of the home’s day to day functioning including diet, coping with illness and disability, funding, delivery of care, safeguarding and capacity.
They also spent time talking with residents about their life experiences and their life at Eden Court.
Blackburn Road Medical Centre works closely with the home, supporting its nursing staff, with many residents under its care.
Susan Funnell from Eden Court care home said: “We were very pleased to welcome the medical students to Eden Court. We have an excellent working relationship with Blackburn Road Medical Centre and demonstrated to the students the importance of building a partnership between care providers and GPs.
“We are proud of the quality of the care we provide and working with partners in the public and voluntary sector plays an important part of that.”
Barry Ewart, Community Education Development Officer at the School of Medicine, said: “The visit helped the students to think holistically and to understand the importance of the sector as potential partners in healthcare delivery. We also hope these visits will help to build links with the sector and GP practices.”
Eden Court is a newly refurbished care home designed for older people requiring residential and nursing care. The home offers a modern and supportive environment with en suite bedrooms and comfortable lounge areas.