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Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre ‘best in the west’ for hip and knee surgery

Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre ‘best in the west’ for hip and knee surgery

July 29 2016

A national measurement which grades patients’ health improvement following an operation has rated Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre top in the area for knee replacements.

Senior nurse urges people to look out for others at risk of dehydration during hot weather

Senior nurse urges people to look out for others at risk of dehydration during hot weather

July 26 2016

A Care UK nurse is urging people to look out for older friends, relatives and neighbours who might be suffering as a result of the hot weather. And a helping hand has been extended to family carers with top tips for keeping loved ones hydrated as the mercury rises.

Stroud care home unveils ‘Stroudwater Scarlet’ wall hanging

Stroud care home unveils ‘Stroudwater Scarlet’ wall hanging

July 25 2016

Ian Mackintosh, founder member of the Stroudwater Textile Trust, historian and lecturer, was given the honour of unveiling a wall hanging created by residents at Scarlet House with help from community artist Anna Thornhill.  

Return to practice success for Care UK nurse

Return to practice success for Care UK nurse

July 21 2016

Susann Hayes, a nurse at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in Plymouth, recently returned to nursing after a career break to raise her family. It’s been such a success she wholeheartedly recommends it to others in a similar situation.

Care Home Open Day marked with commemorative video

Care Home Open Day marked with commemorative video

July 19 2016

When you have a record number of care homes taking part in Care Home Open Day it seems only right that the occasion should be recorded for all to see. With this in mind, Care UK set out to record as many of its 106 Care Home Open Day events as possible and this has now been unveiled as a new film launched this week.

Surgery transforms lives of couple touched by Parkinson’s disease

Surgery transforms lives of couple touched by Parkinson’s disease

July 14 2016

Maxine Woodgate from Street, Somerset was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 18 years ago. She and her husband Pete have lived with the condition all these years, so when Max’s knee became so bad that she couldn’t get about it made life very difficult.

Care UK and Castleoak start work on new £7m Horndean care home

Care UK and Castleoak start work on new £7m Horndean care home

July 9 2016

Care UK and specialist construction partner Castleoak have celebrated the start of work on a new £7 million care home in Horndean, Hampshire.

Trusted local teams selected to run Shepton Mallet’s new health and wellbeing campus

Trusted local teams selected to run Shepton Mallet’s new health and wellbeing campus

July 5 2016

Shepton Mallet Health Partnership, a joint venture between Care UK and Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, is the preferred bidder to run the new Shepton Mallet health and wellbeing campus following an announcement today by Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group.

Care UK wins national award for its pioneering payroll and human resources initiative

Care UK wins national award for its pioneering payroll and human resources initiative

July 4 2016

Care UK’s Health Care team has won the Midland HR Impact Award for best HR and Payroll Project Team for its work delivering a robust new system that’ll not only help the organisation grow but will also make life easier for colleagues.

Care UK homes go for gold at first county-wide sports day

Care UK homes go for gold at first county-wide sports day

June 30 2016

Ten Care UK care homes across Suffolk, plus Cavell Court care home in Norwich, have come together for a fun sports day inspired by the Olympic Games in Rio this summer.

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