A third adult ward has opened at Coalville Community Hospital providing rehabilitation and continued health care for up to 15 patients to enable them to maximise their recovery and enable them to take their next step whether that be home, residential or care home.
The hospital, which is run by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, also has a dedicated stroke ward, and a general ward providing sub acute, rehabilitation and end of life care.
Sam Leak, director of LPT’s community health services, said: “This is great news for patients and their families.
“It will help the NHS across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to support patients in the most appropriate locations, and maximise their potential to get them home.
“The 15 beds at Coalville come on top of a new ward in Loughborough and an additional five beds we opened in Hinckley this winter to deal with increased patient numbers. We have an ongoing recruitment campaign to recruit the 225 staff for the additional 52 beds across our network of community hospitals.”
LPT is still recruiting staff for its community hospitals across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Posts include ones for healthcare support workers, registered nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and administrative staff.
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