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Awards, Awards, Awards?

‘Congratulation Finalist’ letters have been arriving in the post like the legend of buses, nothing for the year to date, then three all at once. So far we shortlisted for: Pride in Our Carers award – Carer Friendly Employer of the Year, award ceremony 13 June All Party Corporate Responsibility Group, national award and can only be nominated by your MP, award ceremony now is autumn due to election Bedfordshire Business Awards – Community Business of the Year, black tie ceremony 12th July As lovely as it is to be...

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1st Anniversary Charity Bike Ride

On the 3rd of May, The Marbrook Centre is celebrating its first year anniversary. To mark this occasion we want to do something which brings together the whole of ‘team Marbrook’. An inclusive event for patients and residents either here, or who have been discharged in the last 12 months, all of our staff and any of our families we can rope in. All joining together in an activity we could all enjoy and that may raise a bit of money for one of the charities we support. Based in...

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Marbrook Growing a therapy team

Having been open for nearly 10 months now, it’s easy to take for granted the amazing resource we have built here at The Marbrook Centre, in terms of the physical building and our therapy team. These reflections crystallised in a visit by Matt Hampson and members of his charitable foundation this month. Matt, a former England U21 & Leicester Tigers prop, came to visit as part of his research for his own #GetBusyLiving rehab centre his foundation are planning to build. Knowing we had just been through this process, Matt...

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To See or not to C…CTV

Now that is the question. When we were planning our new nursing rehabilitation centre we talked at length about the pros and cons of installing CCTV cameras in all communal areas as well as outside. It is a controversial matter and a decision not taken without very careful consideration. Cons Care by camera e.g. staff watching the screen in the office rather than actually being with and interacting with people they are supposed to be caring for It is considered by some to be an infringement of privacy It could...

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Stroke Care Infographic

It can be difficult to explain specific care pathways, their timescales, their outcomes, the different therapy and care team disciplines making up the team delivering them and how they mould themselves to each individual, to make them truly person centred. Indeed that sentence uses 40 words! So using the principle that a picture paints a thousand words, we have created an infographic to illustrate the Stroke Rehabilitation care pathway here. And for those that already know the Marbrook team, there is a fun game of spot the cartoon character! Click...

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