Thumbs-up for brain-injury specialists

HAPPY HEADWAY -- Carol Griffiths (third left) and acting manager Sikhumbuzo Pfende (second right) show off their certificates with fellow staff members (from left), head of nursing Jane Howden, senior care assistant Claire Straw and carers David Castledine, Kwasi Adubofour-Poku, David Sinclair and Santosh Jacob -- DISPIC NHUD11-3438-1
HAPPY HEADWAY -- Carol Griffiths (third left) and acting manager Sikhumbuzo Pfende (second right) show off their certificates with fellow staff members (from left), head of nursing Jane Howden, senior care assistant Claire Straw and carers David Castledine, Kwasi Adubofour-Poku, David Sinclair and Santosh Jacob -- DISPIC NHUD11-3438-1

A SPECIALIST centre in Hucknall for patients with life-altering brain-injuries has won a prestigious thumbs-up for its service.

Huntercombe Services runs the Nottingham Neurodisability Centre (pictured) at the junction of Nottingham Road and Hankin Street. It was previously known as the White Rose Centre.

It caters for adults with neurological disorders that are either long term or which have been caused suddenly by accidents.

Now the centre has won accreditation from Headway, the nation’s leading charity for those suffering from brain injury.

Huntercombe, through its Hucknall base, has been given ‘approved provider status’ as one of the first brain-injury specialists to come under a new accreditation scheme.

Centre manager David Ackroyd said: “The team are delighted to have received this recognition that the standard of care we routinely deliver meets Headway’s high standards for patients, families and carers.

“This is a wonderful endorsement of our service, and we are very proud to be involved with Headway in this excellent project.”

The Hucknall centre, which comprises 100 bedrooms, is used for residential patients, respite care and short-term stays. It offers treatment to those who need constant care because of brain injury and also rehabilitation.

Only centres and hospitals complying with the standards and assessment criteria identified by Headway receive the accreditation and will be included in Headway’s ‘Directory Of Approved Providers’ for use by families and professionals.