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Cedar House – what we’re doing to manage a healthy weight

Our ability to meet CQUIN targets set by NHS England and NHS Improvement is one of many factors commissioners consider when deciding to use our services. CQUIN is short for Commissioning for Quality and Innovation and is a measure used to encourage evidence-based good practice and innovation. The...

Moorpark residents design wall hanging for school in Namibia

Our residents at Moorpark Place designed a wall hanging as a gift for the staff and children at a wildlife santuary/ school in Namibia.   The wall hanging was presented to the school by Catherine Edwards, Occupational Therapy Assistant and Paul Brown, Support Worker who spent time as volunteers...

Our first national Huntercombe Heroes Awards

The day did not quite dawn brightly as we’d hoped on the morning of our first annual Huntercombe Hero Awards on 24th September! However, by the time the 120 finalists arrived at Shendish Manor near Hemel Hempstead at lunchtime, the sun was breaking through! Earlier in the year,...

Huntercombe Hospital Cotswold Spa school wins “outstanding” Ofsted rating

Our school for young people with eating disorders in Broadway, Worcestershire wins ‘Outstanding’ rating amid praise for its ‘inspirational’ leadership. Huntercombe Hospital Cotswold Spa’s school helps to ensure young people undergoing treatment for eating disorders (often Anorexia or Bulimia) do not fall behind in their academic studies. Ofsted’s...

Frenchay BIRU re-accredited by Headway, the Brain Injury Association

We’re really thrilled and incredibly proud that Frenchay BIRU in Bristol has passed their re-accreditation with Headway, the Brain Injury Association.    Frenchay BIRU has been an approved provider with Headway for nearly 10 years when the scheme was launched and was one of the first pilot sites...

Citizens not patients: community living at Oakwood House

Treat people as patients and they will behave as patients, responding passively, potentially grudgingly or aggressively to an imposed regime. Treat people as citizens, with rights and responsibilities, and they have the opportunity to make considered, meaningful choices about whatever behaviour works best for them and the people...

A day in the life of a nurse team leader

Kiran Jhanzaib, RMN, works as a Team Leader on Tamar Ward, a general adolescent unit in Maidenhead. She tells us what it’s like to walk a day in her shoes at Huntercombe. An interest in psychology I’ve always been interested in psychology; my brother’s a doctor and I...

New team members at Huntercombe Hospital Stafford!

Huntercombe Stafford have welcomed some new team members:  Maddie and Bracken our PAT Therapy dogs. Maddie is a beautiful seven year old Black Labrador, who loves fusses and can also do tricks such as sit, paw and lie down (she is still working on stay). Bracken is a two...

Huntercombe award winners at Blackheath

Blackheath Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre recently celebrated their local Huntercombe Hero awards with an impressive afternoon tea hosted in the centre’s dining room.  The awards were presented by John Huntley, Hospital Director at the centre.  The winners were as follows: Patient First – Awarded to Christine Nicholls for...

Huntercombe award winners at Sherwood

On Thursday 25th July we held our local Huntercombe Hero award ceremony at Huntercombe Centre Sherwood.  We gave out 17 awards to both residents and staff.   Michelle Rope, Molly Ellis-Scafe, Lucy Stafford, Sophie Weatherson, Sharon Haney, Donald McCauley and Lauren Burgin were the winners of the Huntercombe values...

Huntercombe award winners at Cotswold Spa

Huntercombe Hospital Cotswold Spa recently held their local Huntercombe Hero awards.  Young people staying at the hospital were given the opportunity to nominate staff for the following seven categories.  Winners of the awards were as follows: Towards Excellence Award – This was jointly presented to Sarah Powell, Senior...

Huntercombe award winners at Huntercombe Stafford

We recently held our local Huntercombe hero awards ceremony at Huntercombe Hospital Stafford.  Well done to all our winners and good luck with the national awards in September 2019.      

Huntercombe award winners at Nottingham Brain Injury and Neurological Care Centre

We held our local Huntercombe Heroes Awards celebrations recently at our brain injury rehabilitation centre in Nottingham.   Congratulations to all our winners !  We’re looking forward to the national awards now in September.

Summer BBQ at our newly opened Oakwood House Community Housing Service

Staff and tenants at Oakwood House had a fantastic BBQ in the recent sunny weather. Staff members organised the BBQ and bought food. The tenants really enjoyed it and said how much they enjoyed all eating together communally with staff. “I really enjoyed this”, “this felt like a...

Huntercombe Sherwood receives “outstanding” rating for going the ‘extra mile’ for residents

Huntercombe Sherwood in Nottingham cares for adults with learning disabilities and mental health conditions. The centre has received praise for its ‘exceptionally kind and person-centered support’ from the Care Quality Commission (the body that inspects and regulates the quality of care in England) following an inspection of its...

Hothfield Recruitment open day (24 July 2019)

Are you looking for a job where you can really make a difference, working with multi-disciplinary therapists and friendly work colleagues? If so come along to our recruitment open day at Hothfield Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Neurological Care Centre near Ashford in Kent on Wednesday 24th July 2019...

A joined-up approach to diabulimia

Managing type 1 (insulin dependent) diabetes is hard enough without having to worry about your weight. That is the day-to-day reality for many diabetics, though, particularly if they are young, female and prone to habitual media distortions around body shape and image. Some type-1s try to square this...

Frenchay BIRU recruitment open day (20 June 2019)

Come along to our recruitment open day at Frenchay BIRU in Bristol on Thursday 20th June 2019 from 10am until 7pm .  We’re looking for both nurses and rehabilitation assistants.  At our open day you’ll find out what it’s like to work with our fantastic multi-disciplinary team and...

Fun day at Moorpark Place

Many Moorpark Place residents, staff, family members and friends had great fun over the recent May bank holiday. Moorpark opened their doors to host a family and friends’ fun day to celebrate all their achievements over the last few years. This included a Moorpark Exhibition, face painting, raffle,...

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...

Grow our own nurses: Sarah’s story

Sarah Powell, Senior Support Worker at our specialist eating disorder hospital in Broadway, Worcestershire  tells her story of her journey so far with Huntercombe. ‘From an early age I knew I wanted to work in healthcare. Initially I was interested in midwifery however when applying for university I...

Cedar House Recovery College

Cedar House Recovery College was initially set up with input from NHSE and Nash Nomori, an expert by experience. Since it’s conception in 2018 it has evolved immensely, not least thanks to the efforts of the new lead on the project Adele Conway Bennett. A trained occupational therapist,...

Sophie’s career so far with Huntercombe

Sophie’s hugely excited to be accepted on Huntercombe’s Grow our own nurses programme so we caught up with her to find out a little more. Sophie’s hairdressing career Sophie trained as a hairdresser at college but very quickly realised that this wasn’t going to fulfil her the way...

Gavin Harding MBE visits Cedar House to support good conversations and outcomes

Gavin Harding is a learning disability adviser with NHS England and expert by experience. As well as having inpatient experience, he has also been Mayor of Selby and the first person with a learning disability to be awarded an MBE. When he and Sam Clark of Learning Disability...

Amie Drayner on embarking on her Grow Our Own Nurses course

Amie is a senior support worker at Cedar House and along with Sophie Masson from Cedar (and eight other successful candidates from other hospitals) has been accepted onto our Grow Our Own Nurses programme. Amie tells us about her journey so far: ‘When I was 17 a close...

Recruitment Open Day for night staff at Frenchay BIRU, Bristol

Come along to our open day and get a feel for what it’s like to work at Frenchay BIRU in Bristol.  BIRU is a well-renowned 52 bed established brain injury rehabilitation centre providing specialist inpatient rehabilitation for adults and adolescents (16+) with a traumatic or acquired brain injury. ...

Recruitment Open Day for night staff at Frenchay BIRU, Bristol

Come along to our open day and get a feel for what it’s like to work at Frenchay BIRU in Bristol.  BIRU is a well-renowned 52 bed established brain injury rehabilitation centre providing specialist inpatient rehabilitation for adults and adolescents (16+) with a traumatic or acquired brain injury. ...

RCN Nursing Careers and Jobs Fair

Come and meet some of our Huntercombe team at the RCN Nursing Careers and Jobs Fair at Leicester Tiger Stadium on 5 November 2019.  Doors are open from 9.30am until 4.00pm.  Find out why a job with The Huntercombe Group can be so rewarding.

Event for Commissioners and Referrers at Nottingham Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Neurological Care Centre

Our brain injury rehabilitation and neurological care centre is hosting an event for commissioners and referrers on the Wednesday 6 November and Thursday 21 November 2019. Programme If you would like to book a place please contact adam.muir@huntercombe.com     

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