“The Eagle Wood Centre is a fantastic example of how the NHS and private enterprise can work together to provide the best possible care,” said Mr Jackson.
Our £10m Eagle Wood development on Bretton Way opened in September 2012. Our centre, which provides neuro-rehabilitation, caters for residents with long-term brain injuries and neurological conditions such as spinal injury, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease and Young-Onset Frontal Temporal Dementia. We also provide long-term care and treatment for people requiring high-dependency complex care.
We have four separate purpose-designed units and a state-of-the-art therapy facility providing individual specialist care for up to 105 people in a homely, welcoming environment.
Mr Jackson spent a day last month at Eagle Wood, and heard about our plans to expand the facilities to include a dementia care centre. He said: “It was wonderful to see how happy, calm and relaxed the residents are at Eagle Wood. Everything at the centre is geared to their well-being. I was especially impressed with the layout of the centre. There is a real feeling of space, inside and out. It’s wonderful that people in Peterborough and across the Midlands have this pioneering centre on their doorstep.”
Eagle Wood was a finalist in the prestigious Pinders Awards which recognise outstanding design in the healthcare sector. A unique part of the interior is the use of colour-coded chairs all set at slightly different heights, easily recognisable by the residents.
Externally, the steeply-pitched slate roofs have attractive dormer windows, and the soft-toned brickwork and timber features give the centre a gentle, welcoming look. There is also a hydrotherapy spa pool, a gym, an art therapy centre and a coffee shop in the spacious entrance hall.
Neil Russell, PJ Care’s CEO said: “It was great that Mr Jackson could spare some time to look round the centre. He was impressed with the work we do at Eagle Wood, and very supportive of our plans for an extension of our dementia care facilities.”