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Work starts on £6.5m Ware care home

Work starts on £6.5m Ware care home

April 28 2016

Care UK and specialist construction partner, Lawrence Baker, have celebrated the start of work on a new £6.5m care home in Ware, which is expected to create up 80 jobs.

Stacks of praise for Peninsula from warehouse manager Ian

Stacks of praise for Peninsula from warehouse manager Ian

April 26 2016

Ian Bedford, 52, a warehouse manager from Higher Compton in Plymouth, has had surgery twice at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre – once for his shoulder and then a year later for his knee.

Care UK invests £1.6m in Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre

Care UK invests £1.6m in Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre

April 22 2016

Care UK, the country’s largest independent sector provider of healthcare services to the NHS, has invested an additional £1.6m in its Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre; dramatically increasing its capacity to perform lower joint replacement and giving it the facilities to reduce waiting times for cataract operations in the region.

87-years young and running a sweet shop

87-years young and running a sweet shop

April 15 2016

At the age of 87, Barbara Cooper has found herself a new job – running an old-fashioned sweet shop at Priors House care home in Leamington Spa.

Care UK wellbeing foundation announces new support for Colchester-based charity

Care UK wellbeing foundation announces new support for Colchester-based charity

April 14 2016

A body set up by Care UK to support good causes has just entered into a three year partnership with the Rob George Foundation.

Austin 7 dream comes true for Care UK resident

Austin 7 dream comes true for Care UK resident

April 13 2016

89 year-old Mills Meadow care home resident Liz Austin’s dreams came true on Sunday 10 April, as she took her first ride in a classic Austin Seven car.

How Storm Katie nearly closed vital NHS service

How Storm Katie nearly closed vital NHS service

March 31 2016

Heroic action from the local fire and rescue service and the team members from St. Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre managed to keep a vital Portsmouth NHS service open and running on one of its busiest days of the year, despite extensive damage to the exterior of its building caused by Storm Katie.

Care UK homes win approval of national quality inspector

Care UK homes win approval of national quality inspector

March 16 2016

Three Care UK homes have recently been given the seal of approval by a national care watchdog, with relatives and residents praising the homes’ caring team members.

Nutrition and hydration week sees launch of new booklet on older people and eating

Nutrition and hydration week sees launch of new booklet on older people and eating

March 14 2016

Care UK has chosen nutrition and hydration week to launch a new advice booklet which will give families, neighbours and friends the knowledge they need to help frail, older people that they may know to avoid developing health-threatening malnutrition and dehydration.

Talented Care UK chefs battle for national title in regional cook-offs

Talented Care UK chefs battle for national title in regional cook-offs

March 9 2016

Two Care UK chefs have each won a place in their respective regional cook-offs, as part of the prestigious Care Cook of the Year competition, organised by the National Association of Care Catering (NACC).

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