Healthcare property leaders view progress on neuro rehabilitation unit

  • 25th April 2024

Pictured (left to right): Simon Waters, Eugene Prinsloo, Wendy Farrington-Chadd, Malcolm Twite, Kevin Wortley, Nafees Arif, James Weaver, and Adrian Griffin

Members of Community Health Partnerships’ (CHP) senior leadership team visited Mount Gould Local Care Centre (LLC) in Plymouth recently to view progress on the £6.9m capital project to reconfigure space to house Livewell Southwest’s Plym Neuro Rehabilitation Service.

The leadership team met with Geoff Baines, deputy chief executive at Livewell Southwest; and Adrian Griffin and Kevin Wortley, estate managers for Resound Health, managed by gbpartnerships, to hear about the importance of the service and the huge impact the new facility will have on patients and staff.

Mount Gould Local Care Centre is a large healthcare facility managed by CHP in Plymouth and it is part of the Mount Gould Hospital estate, which encompasses a variety of healthcare facilities, some dating back to the 1800s.

The Plym Neuro Rehabilitation Service is currently provided from a neighbouring outdated facility within the hospital estate.

This 15-bed inpatient facility caters to adults with acquired brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other neurological conditions.

Mount Gould Local Care Centre opened in 2006 and currently offers a comprehensive range of services, including inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient care, and primary healthcare services.

The capital project upon completion will enable the delivery of neurological services from a modern and fit-for-purpose environment.

It also supports greater productivity from the NHS estate through increased utilisation.

the project is set to be completed in early 2025 and is scheduled to open to patients in April 2025.

Commenting on the event, Wendy Farrington-Chadd, chief executive of CHP, said: “I know how important neuro rehab is as patients are often in hospital for 12 months and the environment plays a huge part in their recovery.

“It is fantastic to be contributing to improving this important service for patients not only in Plymouth, but across the South West.”

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