ST HELENS CARE HOME DEMONSTRATES BENEFITS OF GP PARTNERSHIP TO LOCAL MP
Dave Watts, MP, saw for himself the benefits of local partnership working when he visited Bupa’s Broadoak Manor care home in St Helens. Residents told the St Helens MP on Friday 20 May how they are enjoying doctors’ home visits thanks to a partnership between Broadoak Manor and a local GP practice.
Gail Griffiths, Broadoak Manor home manager and Dr Simon Hargreaves of Eldercare GP practice explained to Mr. Watts how residents can now access healthcare appointments without having to leave the home or travel.
Gail said; “Mr Watts’ visit was a really welcome opportunity to showcase the home, the service from Eldercare and how working together helps our residents have an improved quality of life. Many of our residents hear about us after being patients at Eldercare.”
Siobhan Drane, Bupa’s Bupa Care Services Community Affairs Consultant, said: “I’m very proud that our homes are putting in place partnerships like these that are obviously so beneficial to our residents. There are real benefits here for older people in not having to travel to be able to see their GP”
Staff at Broadoak Manor are also taking part in a charity bungee jump to raise money for Joe Jaffe Hospital Support Charity. The event on Sunday 5 June takes place at the Bull and Dog pub in St Helens from 11am-6pm. The charity supports the Christie Hospital in Manchester, a flagship hospital for cancer care. Broadaok Manor staff are hoping to raise money for this worthwhile charity and are hoping for a big turnout at what promises to be a great day. Anyone wanting to sponsor the Broadoak Manor staff, should please contact the home on 01744 615626.
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Sally Brown 0113 381 6147,
or Penny Leng 0113 381 3606,
Bupa Care Services
Bupa Care Services runs 305 nursing and residential homes in the UK and cares for almost 18,500 people. Our homes are open to everyone – with over 70 percent of UK residents receiving state funding. We are the only company to offer Alzheimer’s Society-trained Dementia Champions in our UK specialist care homes and over 25% of our beds in the UK are registered for specialist dementia care. Bupa Care Services employs over 27,000 people and owns care homes in Spain, Australia, and New Zealand
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Bupa’s purpose is to help people lead longer, healthier, happier lives. A leading international healthcare group, we offer personal and company health insurance, run care homes for older people and hospitals, and provide workplace health services, health assessments and chronic disease management services, including health coaching, and home healthcare.
With no shareholders, we invest our profits to provide more and better healthcare. We are committed to making quality, patient-centred, affordable healthcare more accessible in the areas of wellness, chronic disease management and ageing.
Employing nearly 52,000 people, Bupa has operations around the world, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, New Zealand and the USA, as well as Hong Kong, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, India, China and across Latin America.
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