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A trio of topping out ceremonies as Care UK and partners celebrate £18m investment in three new homes

A trio of topping out ceremonies as Care UK and partners celebrate £18m investment in three new homes

August 19 2016

Major milestones have been marked on three new care homes being developed by Care UK with topping out ceremonies held at new sites in Sevenoaks, Horsham and Ferndown in Dorset.

New operating table is a national first

New operating table is a national first

August 17 2016

Care UK’s Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in Plymouth is the first hospital in the country to use a new state-of-the-art Maquet Meera mobile operating table. It replaces one which has seen more than 20,000 major operations.

Mildenhall care home manager reaches the final of Suffolk Care Awards

Mildenhall care home manager reaches the final of Suffolk Care Awards

August 6 2016

Katy Hughes, home manager at Care UK’s Mildenhall Lodge, has reached the final of this year’s Suffolk Care Awards in the motivational leadership category.

Care UK residents and colleagues inspired to go for gold

Care UK residents and colleagues inspired to go for gold

August 5 2016

Eleven care homes across Suffolk and Norfolk recently joined together for a fun sports day inspired by the Rio 2016 Olympic Games which start today.

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.

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