Westminster Health Care – working to match regional needs

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

The Priory Rehabilitation Centre Peterlee, a new-build unit in County Durham, opened in July, along with a new unit for long-term high dependency patients at Unsted Park in Surrey, an existing centre of excellence in rehabilitation services. The new units now bring the total number of beds within Priory Rehabilitation Services (part of the Westminster Health Care Group) to more than 140 across the UK. Westminster chief executive Dr Chai Patel said his company had invested more than half a million pounds in the developments after extensive discussions with public and voluntary sector colleagues. “We believe this dialogue has ensured that the services within the new units closely matches regional needs as well as providing much needed facilities in a national context,” Dr Patel said. The lack of specialist neurological rehabilitation services was recently recognised in a Health Select Committee’¹s report published earlier this year. The report made a number of recommendations including the need for the NHS to

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