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Huntercombe Stafford supports Jeans for Genes Day

On Friday 23rd September, patients and staff at Huntercombe Hospital Stafford wore denim clothing to support the Jeans for Genes Day. A massive congratulations and Thank You to everyone that took part and organised the day, when £102.68 was raised!

New lounges at Cotswold Spa

We have recently refurbished our lounges for young people to make the environment as welcoming as possible.

Musical talent at Cotswold Spa

We were delighted to have been gifted a baby grand piano from a local benefactor. We are really lucky to have amongst our very gifted young people some very talented musicians who have been thrilling us with their musical skills.

New Therapy Cabin at Cotswold Spa

Cotswold Spa have recently had a therapy cabin built in the courtyard of the grounds which the team are using for a wide range of groups, including Pilates, relaxation and creative activities. The team also aim to display the young people’s art/creative work in this space.

Fundraising at Stocksbridge

The daughter of a patient at Stocksbridge has been raising money for the unit by planning a skydive! “I am planning on raising money for Stockbridge because at the age of 47 my father Simon had two serious cardiac arrests in Feb 2015 which left him brain damaged….

Huntercombe Heroes at Stocksbridge

Three staff members at Stocksbridge received a bouquet of flowers to celebrate working 20 years working for Stocksbridge Brain Injury Unit. An outstanding achievement. Kathryn Oakley – Care manager; Lorriane Tether – Housekeeper; Michelle Goddard – Activity Coordinator. Congratulations to three lovely ladies!

Hothfield get ready for a photo shoot

Residents were really excited when the photographers visited the centre to take some pictures for our website. It was a really fun day for all those who took part!

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!

American Themed Day at Hothfield

Residents at Hothfield enjoyed an American Themed Day – here’s one of our residents with a pinata! The residents also enjoyed burger and fries and the centre was decorated throughout with American flags.

Choir visits Hothfield

Hothfield had a visit from a local choir called “Ashford Sings”. This picture shows a small group from the choir – Anne Plowright sings in the choir and is a rehab assistant at Hothfield. The residents really enjoyed the visit and the fabulous music!

Reptile Awareness Day at Huntercombe Stafford

Huntercombe Stafford celebrated Reptile Awareness Day. Patients told us that the day was ‘great’, ‘fun’, ‘amazing’, ‘fantastic’, and ‘very good’. The visit went without a hitch and our young people got to see and hold a variety of interesting creatures. The experience was also educational and we all…

Giving residents POhWER at Riverside Care Centre

There is always something to join in with at Riverside Care Centre. Through resident meetings run by POhWER, residents have the opportunity to suggest and discuss activities that they wish to get involved in. POhWER is a charity that provides information, advocacy and advice services across England, offering…

Sherwood Huntercombe Hero

Sherwood staff appreciation day

The centre held a staff appreciation day – all staff received a personal invite, card of thanks, a THG Pen and a medal!   Huntercombe heroes were awarded for outstanding work and we all had a dance and a sing on the karaoke, not to mention a beautiful buffet…

Marley Mondays at Sherwood

Soft play visits at Moorpark

Mike Ellis’ story about his time at Stocksbridge

Following a fall in his home, Mike Ellis arrived at Stocksbridge Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Neurological Care Centre in a state of disordered consciousness. He could not communicate with those around him , was dependent on his oxygen tube and needed constant supervision. Over a year later, Mike is…

Green fingers at Roehampton

Since opening in May 2016, Huntercombe Hospital Roehampton’s occupational therapy garden has been hugely popular with patients. Located outside the ward, patients can be found in the peaceful garden, tending to a range of plants, potted and watered in raised flowerbeds. There are flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables,…

Masquerade ball kicks off summer with style at Stafford

To celebrate the end of the school year, patients at Huntercombe Hospital Stafford attended the Masquerade Ball. Young people from across Huntercombe Hospital in Stafford put on their masks, dressed up in their party outfits, and stepped into their transformed classrooms. Students enjoyed an interactive quiz based on…

The Movers and Groovers of Moorpark Place

Every last Wednesday of the month, the Movers and Groovers meet at Moorpark Place. The Movers and Groovers is a committee of Moorpark Place residents, their families, staff and advocates, and is responsible for developing ideas for activities and discussing facilities that need improving. The Moovers and Groovers…

Cooking and independence at the Huntercombe Centre Birmingham

So many people enjoy cooking delicious meals. At Huntercombe Centre Birmingham patients are using the brand new kitchen to do just that. Curries, cottage pies and Caribbean food are just some of the dishes patients are cooking up in the newly refurbished kitchen at Huntercombe’s centre in Birmingham….

Frenchay BIRU open days

The team welcomed over 250 vistors, including past patients, local residents, referrers and members of the medical community. We would like to say a huge thank you to all the team who worked tirelessly to make the day such a success. We had people staying up until 3am…

Maidenhead’s Summer Fete 2016

After months of planning, July 21 2016 saw the Huntercombe Hospital Maidenhead Annual Summer Fete go down as ‘one of the most successful ever’. Set in the beautiful hospital grounds, surrounded by listed trees and woodland footpaths, the Summer Fete had cake stalls, henna tattoos, music, face painting…

Redbourne Dig for victory

Redbourne has won the second place in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom competition Spring 2016. The Huntercombe Centre Redbourne residents have joined forces with locals at the Redbourne Gardening Club, and residents were allocated community flower beds to maintain. Getting fully stuck in, they weeded…

Frenchay BIRU scoops two awards at ceremony celebrating nurses returning to practice

July 2015. Shelley Hart, Staff Nurse and Debbie Pinches, Nurse Manager from Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre in Bristol were recognised by NHS organisation, Health Education South West, at an awards ceremony in Taunton on 8 July 2015. Two nurses at Frenchay beat stiff competition to win two…

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