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This week (April 30th – May 6th) is National Gardening Week, and this presents a fantastic opportunity to get green fingered and embrace the great outdoors. National Gardening Week was launched seven years ago by the Royal Horticultural Society and aims to become the country’s biggest celebration of gardening. This year is all about sharing your…

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Christchurch Group are proud to be supporting MS Awareness Week 2018, an annual campaign run by the Multiple Sclerosis Trust, from 23-29 April. MS Awareness Weekis an opportunity to come together to help support people living with the long-lasting disease. The theme for 2018 is ‘Be Bold in Blue’, a new project designed to help…

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Swallowing Awareness Day highlights how dysphagia can affect people’s lives and how speech and language therapy can help transform negative experiences into positive ones. There are many conditions that can affect a person’s ability to swallow but it is our belief that every individual should have the support enabling them to eat and drink safely.…

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The MP for Lincoln took a tour of The Laurels on February 9th, before talking with service users and learning all about why the centre was awarded with the prestigious recognition. Sue Houston, Registered Manager, commented: “It was a pleasure to receive a visit from MP Karen Lee and our service users were only too…

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We are delighted to announce that Christchurch Group has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Health Investor Awards, which will take place in June in London. We have been selected in the category “Complex Care Provider of the Year” and are in the running alongside 5 other companies to win the award. We…

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This interview, with CEO Richard McKenzie, was published in February’s Healthcare Business magazine: Brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide; approximately one million people live with an Acquired Brain Injury in the UK.  Specialist neurorehabilitation services play a vital role in the management of patients admitted to hospital by taking them…

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Experts from Christchurch Group, which operates eight neuro rehabilitation services across the UK, are warning that generations X and Y are at an ever-increasing risk of stroke. NHS figures support this view, with the number of men aged 40 to 54 hospitalised after stroke hitting 6,221 last year – 46 per cent higher than in…

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The recent achievements of a specialist neurological rehabilitation service were highlighted when two senior managers were invited to speak at a Westminster briefing event. One of Christchurch Group’s rehabilitation centres in Lincolnshire was recently rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), placing it in the top 1% of healthcare services in the UK. The…

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Our rehabilitation service in Lincolnshire is considering starting an in-depth research project after seeing some fascinating results in patients following the introduction of a surprising new resident. Teddy is a 14-week-old cockapoo and for the last couple of months he has been going to work with his owner Sue, the Registered Manager of The Laurels…

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We had a fantastic day as a main sponsor of the UKABIF’s 9th Annual Conference at London’s Royal Society of Medicine earlier this week. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Navigating the future for brain injury survivors: health, rehabilitation and beyond’. The conference explored innovations in assessment and rehabilitation, and looked at how cuts…

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