Sue Ryder position statement: Holme Hall

Sue Ryder Holme Hall neurological care centre

Sue Ryder Holme Hall neurological care centre in Yorkshire.

Sue Ryder Holme Hall neurological care centre in Yorkshire will close by the end of March 2018.

Sue Ryder has been caring for people with life-changing neurological conditions at Holme Hall, Yorkshire for 36 years. We have worked hard to ensure that Holme Hall has provided high-quality, personalised care for its residents under some challenging and difficult conditions.

The centre currently has a CQC rating of good, but the geographical location of Holme Hall means staff recruitment is difficult and therefore maintaining a quality service is a constant challenge. We have also struggled to establish a strong referral stream which results in the centre being under occupied. This gives the added complexity of operating at a deficit, a situation that is no longer sustainable.

We have considered all factors before making this difficult decision. We are working closely with all of our residents, families and the local commissioners to ensure the best alternative care provider can be found to meet their needs. We will support their transition to new care arrangements.

During this process, we remain committed to upholding the highest possible standards of care at Holme Hall until we close.


ENDS

Notes to Editors:


For further information, please contact:

 

Paul Martin

National PR Manager

07791 207 257

paul.martin@sueryder.org

 

About Sue Ryder:

Founded in 1953, Sue Ryder is a national health and social care charity providing compassionate hospice and neurological care across the UK. It does this throughout its 7 hospices; 5 neurological care centres; community-based services and in people’s own homes.

Sue Ryder offers a range of personalised care, advice, education and support services in local communities to help improve the lives of individuals – including their carers and families – with conditions such as cancer; heart failure; respiratory failure; dementia; acquired brain injury; multiple sclerosis; Huntington’s disease; Parkinson’s disease and Motor Neurone disease.

 

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  • on 23/01/2018 18:18 mike collins said:

    Will existing patients be transferred to the next nearest Sue Ryder home and where is the next Sue Ryder home to Hull,or is any other nursing home near Hull capable of dealing with Huntingtons Disease patients? Why on earth was not a smaller venue sought out nearer to Hull both from a staffing point of view and patient point of view,ie;St marys at willerby would be ideal? Far more effort should have been placed on dealing with this before it became too late to turn it around.

  • on 23/01/2018 18:19 mike collins said:

    Will existing patients be transferred to the next nearest Sue Ryder home and where is the next Sue Ryder home to Hull,or is any other nursing home near Hull capable of dealing with Huntingtons Disease patients? Why on earth was not a smaller venue sought out nearer to Hull both from a staffing point of view and patient point of view,ie;St marys at willerby would be ideal? Far more effort should have been placed on dealing with this before it became too late to turn it around.

  • on 23/01/2018 18:19 mike collins said:

    Will existing patients be transferred to the next nearest Sue Ryder home and where is the next Sue Ryder home to Hull,or is any other nursing home near Hull capable of dealing with Huntingtons Disease patients? Why on earth was not a smaller venue sought out nearer to Hull both from a staffing point of view and patient point of view,ie;St marys at willerby would be ideal? Far more effort should have been placed on dealing with this before it became too late to turn it around.

  • on 23/01/2018 18:20 mike collins said:

    Will existing patients be transferred to the next nearest Sue Ryder home and where is the next Sue Ryder home to Hull,or is any other nursing home near Hull capable of dealing with Huntingtons Disease patients? Why on earth was not a smaller venue sought out nearer to Hull both from a staffing point of view and patient point of view,ie;St marys at willerby would be ideal? Far more effort should have been placed on dealing with this before it became too late to turn it around.

  • on 23/01/2018 18:21 mike collins said:

    Will existing patients be transferred to the next nearest Sue Ryder home and where is the next Sue Ryder home to Hull,or is any other nursing home near Hull capable of dealing with Huntingtons Disease patients? Why on earth was not a smaller venue sought out nearer to Hull both from a staffing point of view and patient point of view,ie;St marys at willerby would be ideal? Far more effort should have been placed on dealing with this before it became too late to turn it around.

  • on 09/06/2018 17:14 Pat Wiles said:

    This has come as no surprise to me as we used to send our son for respite twice a year,although expensive,we were confident in him being well cared for as indeed he was the first few years,however the last few times he was in I had to write a complaint at the standard of care he received whilst there.He came home with terrible soreness,clothes all wet.I won’t go into all the details as there were so many.I decided I couldn’t go away with a happy mind so I wrote and said why we wouldn’t be using them again.It is such a shame because initially the care was excellent.

  • on 18/06/2018 23:35 Alan Anson said:

    Dear Paul.... It is with some sadness but no surprise that I have just read about the demise of Holme Hall. What assurances can you give regarding the sustainability and viability of the remaining 4 Sue Ryder Neurological centres in Aberdeen , The Chantry, Cuerden and Stagenhoe?

  • on 18/06/2018 23:38 Alan Anson said:

    Dear Paul.... It is with some sadness but no surprise that I have just read about the demise of Holme Hall. What assurances can you give regarding the sustainability and viability of the remaining 4 Sue Ryder Neurological centres in Aberdeen , The Chantry, Cuerden and Stagenhoe?

  • on 18/06/2018 23:41 Alan Anson said:

    Dear Paul.... It is with some sadness but no surprise that I have just read about the demise of Holme Hall. What assurances can you give regarding the sustainability and viability of the remaining 4 Sue Ryder Neurological centres in Aberdeen , The Chantry, Cuerden and Stagenhoe?

  • on 18/06/2018 23:44 Alan Anson said:

    Dear Paul.... It is with some sadness but no surprise that I have just read about the demise of Holme Hall. What assurances can you give regarding the sustainability and viability of the remaining 4 Sue Ryder Neurological centres in Aberdeen , The Chantry, Cuerden and Stagenhoe?

  • on 18/06/2018 23:47 Alan Anson said:

    Dear Paul.... It is with some sadness but no surprise that I have just read about the demise of Holme Hall. What assurances can you give regarding the sustainability and viability of the remaining 4 Sue Ryder Neurological centres in Aberdeen , The Chantry, Cuerden and Stagenhoe?