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Meet our Managers: Frank Cahill at Oswald House and Whalley Road

Back in August 2021, we welcomed the Pathways Northwest services to Active Care Group. The three services are no longer referred to as ‘Pathways’ but have retained their individual names ‘Blackburn Road’, ‘Oswald House’ and ‘Whalley Road’. There’s been a few changes to the services since joining Active Care Group…

Active Care Group Appoint New Clinical Leads

Active Care Group, which provides complex care services for children, young people and adults, has appointed clinical leads across mental health, neurological conditions, autism and learning disabilities, and a professional lead for therapies. The appointments form part of The Huntercombe Group joining Active Care Group following a merger…

Huntercombe Group joins Active Care Group

We are very pleased to announce that as of 24th December 2021 the Huntercombe Group is now legally part of the Active Care Group following a merger. In bringing together the expertise and pathways of care from both Huntercombe and Active Care Group, we have created a pioneering…

Children’s Mental Health at Christmas: How can I help?

‘A child once described Christmas to us as like looking through a shop window where everything inside is warm and bright, and you are outside where it’s cold and dark’ explains Dame Esther Rantzen, the Founder of Childline. This can be a feeling that many of us can…

Congratulations to our Wedgwood Eating Disorders Team on gaining QNIC accreditation!

Our Eating Disorders Wedgwood Unit at Huntercombe Hospital Stafford is now an accredited member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Quality Network for Inpatient CAMHS (QNIC). This is a supportive network of healthcare professionals who share best practice to improve the quality of inpatient CAMHS services nationally, and…

What is a PICU service and who is it for?

What is a PICU ward? Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) are specialist wards that provide inpatient mental health care, assessment and comprehensive treatment to individuals who are experiencing the most acutely disturbed phase of a serious mental disorder. Most patients are admitted to a PICU service from other hospitals…

Explaining dementia to our Conifer Lodge residents

Because we have a couple of residents with dementia we thought we’d do something just for them and the idea of a Dementia Cafe was born!  We asked our two residents with dementia to tell us their favourite cake – they both chose chocolate brownies!  To accompany our…

A day in the life of a Senior Support Worker

Sarah Powell, a senior support worker at Huntercombe Hospital Cotswold Spa tells us what a typical day is like. ‘It’s actually really hard to talk about a typical day because honestly, no two days are ever the same. There are of course, some routine things that happen every…

Hothfield Big Night Out

Once a month, the team at Hothfield take the patients for a big night out. We often go to Saturn Night Club, which is held at the local football club.  Here’s a picture of the team all having a boogey!