What's happening around Huntercombe September 2010
Green fingered young residents with complex needs announced as winners of annual Garden Competition.
Posted September 28th 2010
The annual Four Seasons Health Care Garden Competition
- A Garden For All Seasons has reached its conclusion, announcing Granville Lodge in Hartlepool
as the overall winner for The Huntercombe Group.
Each year, Four Seasons Health Care, challenges its
care homes, care centres and hospitals to enter the competition with the
emphasis on resident and community involvement.
Four Seasons Health Care and The Huntercombe Group is
well known for providing a 'home-from-home' environment and encouraging all
residents to help make their environment their own and to keep residents as
active as possible. The competition provides residents with the opportunity to
be part of something and recognise a meaningful space with a sense of ownership
Judith Marshall, Centre Manager commented: "Granville Lodge is a very special centre with its
small garden designed specifically for its younger residents. The staff,
especially Peter, Sheila and Carol have created a little haven for both the
residents and wildlife to enjoy with a colourful array of stimulating ornaments,
bird feeders and a hedgehog box and even a hammock. To the rear, staff
have planted a selection of vegetables including potatoes and runner beans and
a special memorial flowering cherry tree for a past resident - a truly tranquil
Each year Four Seasons Health Care holds the gardening
challenge, this year sponsored by B&Q and Pepe garden furniture suppliers,
providing an opportunity for residents, families and the local community to
come together. Winners will receive prizes from the sponsors to further enhance
28 Sep 2010
Huntercombe Campsie House Centre Manager stars in Charity Concert
Posted September 14th 2010
The Huntercombe Group's Campsie House Neurodisability
Centre is holding a charity concert to raise funds for both its residents and
for Headway Glasgow, but with a difference, as Centre Manager Paul McMurray is
one of the stars of the show.
Concert goers can be assured of professional
performances on the night, as before Paul McMurray decided to change career
tack and enter Nursing, he was trained at the Royal Scottish
Academy of Music and
Drama, and is an accomplished baritone and piano player.
The event, to be held at 7pm on Monday 20th
September, has been organised by Huntercombe Campsie House Support Worker
Monica Toll, a member of the National Youth Choir of Scotland, who will also be
performing and has persuaded a 16 strong choir of colleagues from the NYCS to
Huntercombe Campsie House Neurodisability Centre
specialises in meeting the needs of adults with complex neurological conditions
such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Huntington's Disease,
Parkinson's Disease and cerebral palsy, and also cares for those who have had
acquired brain injuries or strokes.
Care programmes are specifically tailored to meet the
needs of each individual to enable them to achieve their personal goals, reduce
disability and improve their quality of life.
Funds raised from the concert will allow Campsie House
residents to enjoy more events within their centre, and to have more days out
in the community, as well as supporting Headway Glasgow, the brain injury
association, that gives help and support to people affected by brain injury.
Paul McMurray said "All the staff and residents
are very excited about the concert and are keen to raise as much money for our
residents and Headway as possible. Monica has done a great job in organising
this event, and I'm delighted to be able to help by returning to my first love
of music and performing on the night. I'm practising hard though as our staff
and residents are expecting big things of me!"
Tickets for the event are still available, costing £5,
from Paul McMurray at Huntercombe Campsie House Neurodisability Centre on 0141
14 Sep 2010
North Lanarkshire Provost opens new Huntercombe Neurodisability Centre
Posted September 3rd 2010
specialist healthcare provider The Huntercombe Group, officially opened its new
Neurodisability Centre based in the grounds of Murdostoun Castle on Friday 27th
August, with North Lanarkshire Provost Tom Curley performing the opening
The Huntercombe Services - Murdostoun Neurodisability
Centre offers a brand new facility for people with long term neurodisabilities
and who are unable to manage at home, and provides specialist rehabilitation
from a team of multi-disciplinary therapists, enhancing the pathways of people
from the existing Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre at Murdostoun.
The Neurodisability Centre has 24 en-suite beds,
including three independent living flats with bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms
and kitchen areas, where clients can continue to develop daily living skills
before returning to their home.
As well as the new development, the existing Brain
Injury Rehabilitation Centre has been extensively refurbished and renovated as
part of the overall £1.2million make-over. The Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Centre includes a hydrotherapy pool, gymnasium and fitness area, state of the
art activities of daily living (ADL) kitchen, a computer area, training room,
and a large outdoor garden space.
These fantastic new facilities will greatly improve
the care services provided to clients and commissioners alike, and strengthen
The Huntercombe Group's commitment to providing and improving specialised care
services to the communities in which they operate.
Huntercombe has been at the forefront of the
development of Brain Injury Services in Scotland,
and later this year, the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre at Murdostoun
celebrates its 20th Anniversary, and indeed, was the first brain
injury rehabilitation centre to open in Scotland.
Regional Manager for Scotland, Catherine Symington,
said, "The Huntercombe Group has built a reputation for the quality of
treatment provided to people with brain injuries and neurodisabilities, and
this new centre will enhance our services at Murdostoun for the benefit of the
region. We were both delighted and very grateful that Provost Curley was able
to spare us his time to help open our new centre"
03 Sep 2010