Barton Cottage Hospital Campaign
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13 October 2008
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NEW BLADDER SCANNER PRESENTED TO BARTON COTTAGE WING
A £12,000 Portable Bladder Scanner has been
purchased for the new Cottage Wing of The Barton Community Health and Care
Centre (formerly the Cottage Hospital) through funds donated by The Needwood
Healthcare Action Group and The Burton Hospital League of Friends. The scanner
will be used by the dedicated nursing staff of the Cottage Wing led by Sister
Julie Turner as well as the practice nurses attached to the Barton Health
Centre. It will be a tremendous asset in diagnosing and treating bladder related
illnesses through non-invasive procedures.
At a buffet luncheon at the Cottage Wing on 7th
October 2008, a cheque for £7703 was presented to Sister Julie Turner by
Needwood Health Care Action Group Chairman Chris Baker from funds accumulated
during their campaign to save the old Cottage Hospital from closure which the
Group started during 2000. Half the fund comprised of two donations and the
surplus from the Cottage Hospital Conservatory fund but the remainder was made
up of numerous donations from the village and the wider community to support the
Action Group during their campaign.
The occasion was the final meeting of the
Action Group Committee and the chairman thanked members for all their hard work,
enthusiasm and dedication during the campaign along with thanks to Shaw
Healthcare, the PCT, the Doctors’ Practice and the local community for working
together and giving the project the commitment necessary to build the new Barton
Community Health and Care Centre which is such a tremendous modern facility for
the people of Barton under Needwood and the wider community.
The Rev. Tony Wood also gave a short summary
of some of his fonder memories of the campaign.
The Burton League of Friends were also thanked
for their generous donation towards the Scanner and a final thank you to Shaw
Healthcare for providing the buffet ended the meeting.
Chris Baker (Chairman NHCAG)
13 October 2008
Barton Community Health and Care Centre to Open
The first Phase of the
Barton Community Health and Care Centre in Short Lane, Barton under Needwood, is
rapidly nearing completion and the new services are due to commence on 22nd
The £7 million healthcare
facility developed by South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) and Shaw
healthcare Ltd combines an exciting and innovative mix of care services under
The new centre replaces
the Barton Cottage Hospital and the Barton Health Centre and has short stay
inpatient beds for intermediate and palliative care and a unit for the younger
physically disabled. A whole range of community health care staff will be based
on site within a Primary Care Centre providing a range of services including
physiotherapy, podiatry and speech and language therapy. There will also be
facilities for occupational therapy, which will expand to meet demand. In
addition, Barton Health Centre GP's will occupy a whole suite of accommodation
with consulting and examination rooms.
Situated above the Health
Centre on the 1st and 2nd floors is Shaw healthcare’s flagship Extra Care
scheme, Barton Mews - 29 one and two bedroom
apartments available for sale to people over 55 requiring some health and/or
personal care in order to remain living independently. Residents will be able to
access a whole range of services from staff based on site and enjoy magnificent
communal areas including a lounge, restaurant, launderette, beauty therapy,
library, hobby room, buggy store and external terraces.
Stuart Poynor, Chief
Executive, South Staffordshire PCT said: I believe the new development to be a
unique example of a public and private sector partnership which will I am sure
become a major asset to the local community by providing a range of health
services in modern, accessible and comfortable surroundings.
The second phase of the
works will start almost immediately and includes the demolition of the old
buildings, new car-parking and landscaping. The whole Centre will be fully
operational from the end of January 2008.
Paddy Hehir, Shaw
healthcare's Development Director said: "The completion of this first Phase of
the Barton Community Health and Care Centre is a remarkable achievement and a
real success story for all those involved in the project and who are committed
to retaining local healthcare services for local people."
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13 October 2008