Earlier this month, we held our first engagement event ahead of the move from Cuerden Hall to our new Neurological Care Centre Lancashire.
Sue Ryder broke ground on a new state-of-the-art neurological care centre at the D’Urton Manor development in Eastway, Preston, back in November.
The care centre will be an expansion of our current services in the North West, replacing our Cuerden Hall Neurological Care Centre with a brand new centre that has 40 beds and 4 supported living apartments. The centre is expected to open in February 2020.
Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire will provide specialist care and rehabilitation for people with neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s and multiple sclerosis as well as those with acquired brain injuries.
Keeping local professionals and staff informed
The morning event was well attended by members of staff from Cuerden Hall, commissioners, healthcare professionals and GPs from across Lancashire. It was a fantastic opportunity for Centre Director Terry Mears to provide an update on the new build and answer any questions.
The attendees were then split into several groups and asked to look into different aspects of the move – from what they would like to be available at the new centre to ensuring a smooth transition. These discussion groups provided vital information to the team.
The afternoon session included an information-sharing exercise with several local councillors from across Lancashire. Councillors had the chance to find out more about the new centre, what facilities would be available and how they can be involved.
Seddon, the company that is building the new care centre, also attended and provided an update on how the building work is coming along ahead of the opening next year.
An artist's impression of how the new centre will look
“Our first engagement event for the new Neurological Care Centre Lancashire was a fantastic insight into the positivity and excitement felt by all our stakeholders across Lancashire,” said Centre Director Terry Mears.
“Whilst I do not underestimate the challenges that may lay ahead, these events help bring people on the transformational journey,” he continued.
“I am confident that, together, we can create and deliver a new service model that will provide opportunities for many people and truly transform lives in the years to come.”
About neurological care
Find out what a neurological condition is, and what type of neurological care and support Sue Ryder provides.