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New paper co-authored by Dr Bruno of Huntercombe Blackheath

Please click here to read the paper.

Murdostoun staff receive long service awards

A special mention was given to Jackaleen Paton who works on the domestic team who has worked at the centre for 25 years. Jackaleen started working at Murdostoun when the centre first opened in September 1995.

Fun had by all at Moorpark Place

Set in the beautiful Garnock Valley countryside, Moorpark Place provides a comfortable home and residential care to 25 adults with autism. On Sunday, August 20, staff, residents, carers and family members came together to host an Fun Day at Moorpark to showcase our fantastic facility and strengthen links...

Summer Fete

Families and carers are invited to join in with a day of fun, food, games and stalls to support building relationships and having an open approachable atmosphere for the service we offer. The summer festival was held on Saturday 20th August within the hospital grounds and involved a...

Multi-disciplinary working is the key to high level rehabilitation

The range of symptoms and disabilities a person with brain injury may experience vary greatly, depending on the type of injury and its location. There are two types of brain injury, which are mainly distinguished by their cause. Acquired brain injury (ABI) is caused by any brain injury...

Mexican inspired day to celebrate outstanding inspection results at Sherwood

The specialist care home for men with mental health problems and learning disabilities was inspected by Nottingham CCG and scored 97% for the second year running. Inspectors for the commissioning authority looked at care standards as well as the home’s success in supporting men to move on with...

Huntercombe’s Dr John Holloway invited to talk about Rehabilitation in the Guardian

Read more here: Rehabilitation Health Awareness Supplement

Getting the support you need for mental-health issues

By Andy Acquaye, Deputy Hospital Director, Huntercombe Hospital Roehampton Managing mental-health issues is enormously complex, for health professionals, social services, carers, families, friends and patients alike. This reflects not only the range of conditions that fall under the banner of mental health,  but also the difficulty of diagnosing...

Are you looking for respite care this Summer?

In addition to 24 hour specialist nursing care and a change of scene, our respite clients have the opportunity to meet others, share new experiences and enjoy any of our therapeutic or social activities.  We can also use this time to reassess an individual’s care needs and offer...

Making paid work a reality for more people with a learning disability

By Lucy Berrisford  – Occupational Therapist,  Eldertree Lodge It’s Learning Disabilities Week from 19th to 25th June, and Mencap are campaigning to increase awareness around the issue of employment. Mencap ( works to improve the lives of people with a learning disability, and with the theme of the...

Celebrating International Nurses’ Day at Huntercombe

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,...