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Lansdowne open their Intermediate Care Unit

A new rehabilitation unit for elderly patients who have been discharged from hospital has opened at the Four Seasons’ Lansdowne Care Home in north Belfast.

The new 22 bed service became fully operational last month and since then, there have been 12 admissions with no re-admissions to hospital. The new unit is opening at a time when the local hospitals are under significant pressures and hospital beds are at a premium.

The refurbishment of this section of Lansdowne Care home represents an investment of £250,000 by the Four Seasons Group.

Working in partnership with Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT) the rehabilitation care delivery is supported by a full multi-disciplinary team of care managers, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and rehab assistants.

In addition, medical cover is supplied by a daily GP visit and consultant screening at the point of hospital referral.

Carol Cousins, Managing Director of the Four Seasons Group explained the rationale behind the opening of the new development. “We are making every effort to provide the best possible care and rehabilitation for patients and their families. Local hospitals are experiencing increased demand under the strain of winter illnesses and are stretched to full capacity. There is a large cohort of people who are deemed well enough to leave hospital but not sufficiently independent to allow them to live in their own home. This halfway house will ease some of that pressure in local hospitals.”

Are you looking for a care home in Belfast? Lansdowne Care Home provides support for all types of care including intermediate care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, specialist care and end of life/palliative care.

Date published: 14 February 2018

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