Preston care home wins contract to help free up hospital beds

Jen Roberts Nominated Individual for Ribble Court Care Home

Ribble Court Care Home in Much Hoole near Preston has won a contract to help free up acute beds in hospitals this winter.

The local Clinical Commissioning Group (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, (pictured) 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.

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“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, part of The Sandstone Care Group, was rated ‘Good’ in its first official CQC inspection.

Staff were praised for being “kind and caring” and for treating residents with “dignity and respect”. The care was described as providing “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 a robust system was in place for regular testing for people using the service, staff and visitors. All staff have complied with the NHS vaccination programme.


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