Commissioner engagement event marks move to new Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire

Sue Ryder held its second Commissioner Engagement event at Leyland Golf Club on Wednesday 16th October. The event took place with key external stakeholders ahead of the move to the Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire

Image of neuro commissioner event, Sue Ryder Centre Director, Terry Mears presenting

The event provided an opportunity to introduce the new models of rehabilitation and support that will be offered to Sue Ryder clients.

Attendees included key stakeholders from the MS Society, Huntington's Disease Association, Dr Shakespeare Consultant in Neurological Rehabilitation Medicine and County Councillor, Graham Gooch. 

Those in attendance heard from Terry Mears, Sue Ryder Centre Director, who updated on the new build and Kim Haworth, who focused on the actions implemented since the previous meeting in May.

New team members Hannah Halliwell, the Rehabilitation Service Manager and Nikki Lorimer, Head of Clinical Services, provided an update on the new models of care and rehabilitation available at the new centre.

Sue Ryder Neurological Centre Lancashire

Aside from hearing about what the new centre will have to offer, attendees were also given the opportunity to don a hard hat and high vis and tour the new site. Construction started on the state-of-the-art facility late last year and it is due to be completed in Spring 2020.

Image of Sue Ryder Chief Executive, Heidi Travis, and members of the team on site visit to new Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire

The Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire will be at the forefront of modernisation of neurological care and will revolutionise the support and rehabilitation for people with neurological conditions and acquired brain injury across the county.

Support the new centre

Sue Ryder is calling on the residents and local or national businesses in Lancashire to support its fundraising appeal to raise a further £1 million to provide vital equipment for residents, soft furnishings and facilities for social activities.

The appeal is due to officially launch with support from the Lancashire Post on Monday 21 October.

Make a donation to support Sue Ryder Neurological Centre Lancashire