We have today announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art Sue Ryder neurological care centre at the D’Urton Manor development in Eastway, Preston, in Lancashire.
The new state-of-the-art neurological care centre at the D’Urton Manor development in Eastway, close to Preston hospital, will be an expansion of our charity's current services in the North West.
Construction of the new facility, consisting of 40 beds and 4 supported living apartments, has started this week.
The centre will provide specialist care and rehabilitation for people suffering from neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s and multiple sclerosis as well as those with acquired brain injuries.
Helping more people like Danny
The Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire will enable the charity to support more people like Danny Gallagher, a current resident at Sue Ryder Cuerden Hall.
Danny had an accident at work and suffered a compressed skull fracture that left him with severely limited movement, speech and general capacity.
“We wanted to get the right type of care for Dad, to find somewhere he was comfortable," said his daughters Gemma and Daniella. "We know that the Sue Ryder staff are all rooting for him and the whole environment they create is so positive.
"They give Dad some autonomy over his circumstances, which is key when you’ve had so much of it removed, as he has. Every time we see Dad now he is able to do something new, speak more clearly, able to move in a way he wasn’t before.”
New care facility will be a "centre of excellence"
“Neurological conditions can affect anyone at any time: they do not discriminate," said our Chief Executive Heidi Travis. "They are devastating, affecting people in very different and complex ways but ultimately affecting every aspect of someone’s life.
“The Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire will be a centre of excellence. It will enable us to develop and expand the specialist neurological rehabilitative care that we are so well known for, to meet the needs of more people with long-term neurological conditions in and around the North West.”
It is estimated that the construction of the Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire will be complete by February 2020.
About neurological care
Find out what a neurological condition is, what type of neurological care and support Sue Ryder provides, and who provides it.