Home Care Homes Preston care home has contract to help free up hospital beds extended

Preston care home has contract to help free up hospital beds extended

by Lisa Carr

Ribble Court Care Home in Much Hoole, near Preston has been given an extension to its contract to continue its work to help free up local acute hospital beds.

The Care Home, which opened last summer, won a short-term contract earlier this year with the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

The CCG block-booked 14 beds in the care home to help relieve pressures on the NHS. The CCG has now extended the current contract by 8 weeks, until the end of June.

Samantha Smith, Registered Manager for Ribble Court Care Home, said: “We are delighted that the contract with the CCG has been extended for another eight weeks.

“We have a number of rooms in our care home available for 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 much needed acute hospital beds.”

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

Inspectors praised staff 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’.

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

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