A new Stroke Rehabilitation Unit in Barnsley hosted a special event on Wednesday 13 November to mark its official opening. The unit was ‘declared open’ by the Mayor of Barnsley Cllr Ken Richardson and his wife Mrs Nadia Richardson.
The unit, which is provided by the Trust, cost just under £2 million and recently relocated from Mount Vernon Hospital to Kendray Hospital. The move meant that the unit could further enhance the care for stroke patients by offering new and innovative technology. Some of the new facilities on the unit include overhead hoists in each of the 16 bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms and a large physiotherapy area to help the rehabilitation of patients.
Along with the Mayor and his wife, the opening was also attended by Trust staff, partners, service users and their carers and members’ council representatives. The Mayor, said “It’s a great privilege to have been asked to come along to this event. Everyone knows someone who has suffered a stroke. The unit is a welcome investment to the people of Barnsley.”
Sean Rayner, Trust district director for Barnsley and Wakefield said, “The opening of the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit shows that it’s not just about what we do, it’s also about how we do it. Our committed and dedicated teams and the fantastic new facilities on the unit go hand in hand. People on the unit receive fantastic quality care which is a real credit to our staff.”