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International Nurses’ Day 2017

By Siân Wicks, Professional Nursing Advisor,  The Huntercombe Group International Nurses’ Day on May 12th offers not only a fabulous opportunity to celebrate the work of nurses around the world, but also to look at the opportunities in nursing going forward. Nursing is a valued and trusted profession…

Frenchay BIRU Patient Outcome Report (April 2017)

For the full report:  Frenchay Patient Outcomes Report

Are you concerned that someone you know has an Eating Disorder?

If the answer is “yes” to one or more of the following questions, there may be cause for concern.  You should let the person know you are worried about them and talk about how they would like to be supported, including talking to their GP. Does the person…

Educational event at Huntercombe Stafford

Wiz Magunda, Hospital Director, Alice Reeds, Hospital Services Manager and Samantha Bond, Commercial Director for the Huntercombe Group opened the event. Our two consultants, Dr Shaheen Chaudhry and Dr Ramesh Billemane delivered presentations on Bipolar Affective Disorder and on Physical Health and Risk Management respectively. During the day,…

Welcome to the brand new Huntercombe website!

Welcome to the brand new Huntercombe website! Why build a new website? Every day at work, Huntercombe people do great work helping people lead better, more fulfilling lives, and we felt our former website didn’t capture that. We asked ZPB Associates to handle the project. What users wanted…

Bingo at Murdostoun

Watch Alastair’s story about Moorpark Place

Blackheath trip to the Natural History Museum

Halloween at Nottingham BIRU

We then had a visit from White Post Farm, a local petting zoo who brought in a mouse, lizard, snake and tarantula!  They also brought some cute bunnies with them to balance it all out with a bit of fluffiness!

Bikeability at Moorpark

Firework party at Nottingham BIRU

Romeo and Juliet

We performed it in the Fernwood Unit garden.  The actors were a mixture of therapy and care staff and a junior physiotherapist accompanied the play with keyboard and singing.  The props had been made by residents in activities groups leading up to the date of the play.  It…

Edinburgh Team get pretty muddy!

For those of you who have never heard of this, it is essentially the ‘5k Race for Life’, but with inflatable obstacles and plenty of mud to get through.  The ladies decided on ‘Huntercombe Heroes’ as their team name and donned super hero themed sports gear to undertake…

Edinburgh rated as very good

September 2015. Our Edinburgh hospital that provides mental health services for young people has been rated as very good for its quality of care and support for patients, following an inspection by Healthcare Improvement Scotland. The hospital was rated very good or good for all five quality themes,…

Contract award to Huntercombe and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

15th January 2016. We are delighted to announce that NHS England South has awarded The Huntercombe Group (THG ) and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) with a partnership / joint contract to provide Tier 4 CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) in the…

Frenchay recognised in national awards

Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre was selected as a finalist in a national awards scheme about the way patient and staff feedback is used to improve healthcare services. The Friends and Family Test is a way to find out from patients, quickly and anonymously, how they rate their…

Ian Rankin opens Huntercombe Edinburgh’s gardens

Des Quinn, Hospital Director, said: “At the Huntercombe Hospital we provide specialist mental health services for young people with a range of issues, but predominantly eating disorders. The garden has been designed to incorporate what our patients said they wanted. It is a beautiful place to sit with…

Moorpark Place finalist in Laing and Buisson award

Moorpark Place in Kilbirnie was selected as a finalist in the specialist residential care category for the Laing and Buisson Awards 2016.  The team attended the Gala dinner on 29 November 2016 in London. Moorpark Place provides an unique environment for adults with autism with 25 individual houses served by…

Poppies at Maidenhead

“In our recent mixed media lessons we have come together as two units and made a group art piece about the British legion poppy campaign. The art piece we have made is to remember those who have lost their lives and those who are still fighting for our…

HRH The Princess Royal opens new hospital at Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre

20 January 2017 Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal today opened our new hospital at Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre, Bristol. Our new hospital, which has been constructed adjacent to the existing centre increases our capacity from 29 to 52 patients. The Princess Royal was escorted on a…

Learn more about eating disorders

To help improve understanding about eating disorders we have created a short video.  If you or someone you care about has an eating disorder and you want to know more about the condition and the types of treatment which can be given then watch this.

Annual Cedar Summer Fete

On the 12th August we held our annual Cedar summer fete, and fun was had by all. All departments came together to make this a special event. One of our charge nurses  formed a Cedar House Band,  the biggest surprise on the stage were our patients who sung…