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Local Care Home Offers 30-Bed Unit Free Of Charge To NHS

Weston Park Care Home, located on Moss Lane, Macclesfield, has offered a 30-bed unit to nearby Macclesfield District General Hospital free of charge in order to support the NHS during the UK Covid-19 outbreak.

With the current shortage critical care units across the UK, Capital Care Group has stepped up to offer a purpose built, high specification space to East Cheshire NHS Trust, as Macclesfield District General Hospital is located just down the road from Weston Park Care Home.

Weston Park, owned by Capital Care Group, provides a high standard of residential, respite and specialist dementia care to the Macclesfield community. It is a purpose-built home set in its own grounds consisting of three separate housing units.

The 30-bed unit being offered to the NHS conveniently stands separately to the rest of the care home, is of a high-specification, and will provide the vital additional space needed to enable the NHS to provide step-down support for hospital patients, freeing up critical care beds in the main hospital for coronavirus patients.

Capital Care Group – who has already directly approached the NHS about this offer, but has yet to receive a reply – has today urged NHS leaders to get in touch to finalise details of this offer, so that patients can have access to the purpose-built facilities needed as soon as possible.

Manjeet Rai, Managing Director, Capital Care Group, said:

“Our homes are at the heart of their local communities, and in a time of crisis I felt it was imperative that we should do everything we can to support our communities and our colleagues in the NHS.

“We are delighted that we have the appropriate facilities at Western Park Care Home to offer to the NHS and are proud to be able to play our part in the nation’s efforts to tackle Covid-19.

We see this as an opportunity to give something back to the community here in Macclesfield, whose friends and families we have grown so close to through our everyday work.

“We hope that by offering this extra space to hospital patients, completely free of charge, Macclesfield District General Hospital will then have the capacity it needs to treat those who are most unwell from the coronavirus outbreak.”