Category : LINCOLNSHIRE

Lincoln nursing home shut down and up for sale

A Lincoln nursing home has been shut down and put up for auction amid complaints from staff over pay. Greetwell House Nursing Home could provide care for up to 25 people before it closed down for good on July 10th 2019. 26 staff members have been made redundant. It has since been put up for auction on the SDL Auctions website with a guide price of £870,000. Bidding opened on August 2nd. The care home was last inspected by the CQC in 2017 when it received an overall rating of ‘Requires Improvement’ but was rated ‘Good’ for being safe, effective and responsive.

Plans approved to expand Lincoln County Hospital in wake of growing demand

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust [ULHT] have submitted plans to extend their MRI department. The proposal includes a single storey extension to help provide extra room and facilities, including another MRI scanner. A ULHT spokesperson said: “The project is still in its very early stages and full costs are yet to be finalised and agreed.”

Romanian hospitals in crisis as emigration takes its toll

Gabriela Dumitru was supposed to retire years ago, but instead, she’s working longer hours than ever before. The 65-year-old is one half of a team of two doctors at the neonatology ward in Slobozia, a depressed town about two hours’ drive from Romania’s capital, Bucharest. Dumitru works three or four 24-hour shifts a week, catching an hour of sleep where possible on a sofa in a small box room. Her colleague is 75, and he officially retired 15 years ago. Between them, they do the work of four or five doctors, delivering approximately 1,200 babies a year and caring for those born with difficulties or disabilities. The neonatology ward in Slobozia is a small window into a larger crisis in Romania, where thousands of doctors and nurses have left the country for higher salaries in western Europe over the past decade. In a recent survey, more than 50% of Romanians said they were concerned about the impact of emigration on the country, the highest figure among all the countries studied. An estimated 3.4 million Romanians left the country in the decade after EU accession, according to a study by Romanian business leaders, while the ministry of health estimates that 43,000 doctors departed during the period.

Nottingham University Hospitals gets ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ ratings from CQC

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) – which includes Nottingham City Hospital, Queen’s Medical Centre, Ropewalk House and services run from the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine at Loughborough University – was rated ‘Outstanding’ for Caring and ‘Good’ in the Well-Led, Effective and Responsive domains, as well as Overall. In the CQC’s words: “Feedback from people who use the services was continually positive and there is a strong, visible person-centred culture.” The Report goes on to say that: “Staff were motivated and inspired to deliver care that was kind and promoted dignity, were consistently compassionate about patient care and strived to go ‘above and beyond’.”

Work started on life-size Lancaster Bomber on Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire border

Work has started to build a life-size model of a Lancaster Bomber on the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire border which campaigners hope will become a national landmark rivalling the Angel of the North. The steel replica of the iconic bomber will be built on high ground off the A46 at Norton Disney, in Lincolnshire, in a spot campaigners say will be seen by 34,000 motorists each day. Lincolnshire is known as “bomber county” because of the number of military airfields it had during the Second World War.

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New Lincoln care home with cinema and salon opens next year

A new 72-bed care home is set to open next year in Lincoln and owners are asking locals to come up with its name. The home is being built by Tanglewood Care Homes on Long Leys Road in Lincoln and will open its doors to new residents in February 2019. Between 50-60 new jobs will be also be created alongside the completion of the home. Work started in December 2017 on the home which will have a large, secure, landscaped garden as well as a cafe, cinema, tavern, hair salon and lounges. Tanglewood Care Homes already runs five other care homes – Hunters Creek in Boston, Cedar Falls in Spalding, Tanglewood in Horncastle, Toray Pines in Coningsby and Sandpiper in Alford.

2 elderly men sneak out of nursing home to attend heavy metal festival

You’re never too old to rock. Two elderly men managed to slip away from their nursing home in Germany to attend the Wacken Open Air, the largest heavy metal festival in the world. According to police, the pair were eventually found at 3am in the festival after their retirement home reported them missing. The metalheads were apparently reluctant to leave the four-day festival in Wacken. They had to be escorted home with a taxi and a patrol car as a “precaution,” police said.

New Shrewsbury care home told twice to improve

A Shrewsbury care home has been told to improve twice since it opened two years ago. Montgomery House welcomed the first residents to its £8 million pound development at the end of 2016. But since then inspectors from the Care Quality Commission have found the home, which is managed by Coverage Care Services Limited, needs to improve in all areas. The home caters for older people and younger adults who may have dementia, learning disabilities or mental health needs. Inspectors reported that the 90-bed home was not always safe and there were not sufficient staff to meet people’s needs. But the owners of the home said that it is making progress while recognising that further work is needed. David Coull, chief executive of Coverage Care, said: “We invest heavily in its facilities and in staff training in order to provide the best possible friendly, caring environment as a not-for-profit organisation. We work hard to follow best care sector practice in all areas. We are pleased that this inspection has recognised the progress that has been made and we share the view that further progress is still needed. We do feel some of the issues arising from this report are subject to wider factors which have perhaps not been appreciated during the inspection.”

Surprise for 12-year-old carer when his Chelsea FC heroes turned up to give him an award

A young carer from Camberley got the surprise of his life when a bunch of his Chelsea FC heroes turned up to give him a richly deserved award. Star defender and Brazilian international David Luiz presented Edward Pearce, who is just 12, a Life After Stroke Carers Award carer’s award on behalf of the Stroke Association. Edward was nominated for the gong by his dad Andy, who suffered a severe stroke in 2013. Young Edward made the brave decision to become his primary carer and cooks, cleans and completes the housework before attending school. “It was a privilege for me to present the award to such an inspirational young man, said Luiz. As footballers we get to spread a lot of happiness, but these people are the real heroes. Edward is an amazing person and to hear his dad speak about the help he provides was very touching. He is a very deserving winner of a special award.”

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