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Healthcare providers dig into collaborative working

An innovative partnership to provide pioneering services for people and their families affected by Working Age Dementia, Huntingdon’s Disease and alcohol related brain injury has got underway between Barchester Healthcare and Nottinghamshire Healthcare, as both parties took part in ‘ground breaking’ on the site of their new venture.
Mike Parsons, Founder and Chief Executive of Barchester Healthcare, and Professor Mike Cooke CBE, Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire Healthcare, were joined by representatives from the two organisations to mark the start of this ground-breaking initiative on the former site of The Forest on Southwell Road, Mansfield. The new development will create 50 places for people requiring intensive person centred care and support. The building will also act as a hub for the Trust’s community team to work from, providing a consistent pathway for people from assessment to diagnosis and care.
A joint venture agreement was developed in 2008 that initiated the collaborative working between the independent quality care provider and the county’s integrated healthcare services provider. Both organisations recognised the complementary roles they could play in the development and delivery of care and have not looked back.
Mike Parsons said: “Developing a service that draws on good practice from the public and independent sector is something that we are keen to explore. Our new services will reflect local needs and continue to promote Barchester’s reputation for delivering high quality services and person centred care in the best possible care environments.”
Professor Mike Cooke CBE added: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Barchester Healthcare to provide access to high quality, responsive and individualised care. This excellent new facility will enable more people to be treated closer to home and will ensure that they receive that care in the most appropriate environment to meet their needs.”

The exciting new development from Barchester Healthcare working in partnership with Nottinghamshire Healthcare is expected to be completed towards the end of the year and will be constructed by development, design and build specialist, Castleoak.