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Eagle Wood praised as “pioneering” by Peterborough MP

Thu 12 Sep 2013 - posted by PJ Care

“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.”

COVID-19 AND PJ CARE

We are all aware that these are very difficult times and that nearly everyone has been affected in some way by the COVID-19 virus.

Here at PJ Care we are taking every precaution and doing all we can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff and their families and loved ones. We have put many new systems in place to ensure the wellbeing of all, including heightened infection control procedures, restrictions on visitors to our buildings and reducing staff movement between Units.

As a result of the inconsistencies in conducting tests and the inability to carry out antibody tests, we have taken the decision to cease all new admissions until the situation is clearer. We have taken this decision to protect our existing residents, all of whom are vulnerable and at high risk should the virus get into one of our buildings.

As with all aspects of the situation this will be reviewed daily by our board and senior management team, who are meeting daily via video conference to review the latest situation and make changes to our processes as required.

We provide our staff team, residents and relatives with daily updates and ensure that everyone is able to keep in touch as much as possible in the circumstances. If you have any concerns or enquiries relating to the current situation, please get in touch on enquiries@pjcare.co.uk.

Staff access into our buildings is strictly controlled, and all other non-essential access is not permitted. Staff and residents are given regular health checks throughout the day to ensure they remain healthy and safe. Safe systems are in place to recruit and train temporary cover for staff who have to self-isolate. Our staffing numbers remain at our usual high levels.

While there are reports of shortages of some equipment and distribution by suppliers is rationed, we are confident that we have sufficient supply to meet the needs of our residents. We continue to do all we can to protect those in our care and the incredible people who look after them every day.

We will provide regular updates via our social media channels and on our website, but should you have any questions about anything we do please get in touch via the contact page on the website www.pjcare.co.uk.

Take care and stay healthy

Neil Russell

Chairman

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