A new £10.4 million intermediate care unit has been opened at Salford Royal NHS hospital.
The Bevan is a 60-bed unit designed to support patients who no longer need to be in the hospital but still require further help before returning home.
The unit has been made up of three smaller ICU’s: The Limes, Salford: Barton Brook and Eccles and Hartley Green in Irlam.
Staff and patients from each unit have moved to the building which is over the road from the main Salford Royal building on Stott Lane and was built on the old visitor’s car park.
Dr Pete Turkington, Chief Officer and Medical Director at Salford Royal, which is part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust, told Salford Council: “When our patients no longer need to be in a hospital bed, it’s better for their ongoing recovery to return to the comfort of their own home as soon as possible and this new unit will provide the perfect environment for them to regain their confidence and independence.
“It is fantastic to see the unit up and running so our patients can benefit from these state-of-the-art facilities – we’re very proud to be able to open such a great unit in Salford.”
Intermediate Care Units aim to assist with discharges from hospitals when a person is not functionally able to return to their own home and act as a ‘step up’ from community.
Salford Intermediate Care Unit by Eva Shana
The new build cost Salford City Council a borrowed £10.4million
The new unit forms part of an extended care redesigned model with the aim of maintaining health and wellbeing in the home setting for as long as possible. The development of a more appropriate bed base will allow Salford Care Organisations to rehabilitate and re-enable people with significant complex health and care needs more efficiently.
Construction company Galliford Try worked with DAY Project Management to build the care facility, which is owned by Salford Council.