Home Care Homes Ribble Court Care Home wins contract to help free up hospital beds

Ribble Court Care Home wins contract to help free up hospital beds

by Lisa Carr

One of Preston’s newest care homes has won a contract which is helping to free up acute beds in hospital this winter.

Ribble Court Care Home in Much Hoole, near Preston, has won a short-term contract with the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

The CCG has block-booked seven beds in the care home to help relieve pressures on the NHS.

Jen Roberts, Nominated Individual for Ribble Court Care Home, said: “We are delighted to be working with the CCG. At this time of year hospitals are under a lot of pressure to discharge people to free up an acute bed.

“We are offering a set number of rooms in our care home to people who are medically fit for discharge from hospital but who still need physiotherapy, domiciliary care or an assessment.

“It means they can continue to get the wrap around service they require but, with us, in a more homely type environment. It also frees up a number of much needed acute hospital beds.”

Ribble Court Care Home on Liverpool Road in Much Hoole was last month rated ‘Good’ in its first official CQC inspection. It is the highest accolade a new care home can receive.

Staff were praised for being ‘kind and caring’ and for treating residents with ‘dignity and respect’. The care was described as ‘high quality care’ from ‘a consistent team of staff who know residents well’.

The home also won praise for its Covid and infection prevention training and procedures and it was noted that robust system are in place in the home for regular testing for people using the service, staff and visitors. All staff have complied with the NHS vaccination programme.

Part of The Sandstone Care Group, Ribble Court provides a mix of luxury residential care and specialist/complex nursing care.

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