Springhill demonstrates how intermediate care can work

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

An East Lancashire care home that was awarded an exclusive contract to help rehabilitate hospital orthopaedic patients a year ago is celebrating after receiving a 100 per cent endorsement for its service. After competing against other private care providers throughout East Lancashire, Springhill care home in Accrington won a tender to supply six intermediate care beds for two years. Half way through the block contract – awarded jointly by Blackburn with Darwen and Hyndburn & Ribble Valley Primary Care Trusts to start on July 1, 2005 – a survey has revealed encouraging results. When asked whether they would recommend a short stay at Springhill to help others get back on their feet all 43 patients treated throughout the year answered “Yes” and 39 of the predominantly elderly patients transferred from Queens Park Hospital and Blackburn Royal Infirmary rated the care and service they received at Springhill as either “exceptional” or “very good”. Manager Kath Parkinson said Springhill had a success

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