A care facility in Staffordshire held an event to celebrate 10 years of service to the community this month.
The Cottage Wing, part of Barton Health & Community Care Centre, in Barton-under-Needwood, was built in 2007 to replace the much loved, but outdated Barton Cottage Hospital and GP surgery. It now provides twelve, short-stay inpatient beds for intermediate and palliative care and also has a small respite unit for younger, physically-disabled people. The unit, run by Shaw healthcare, has been operating with a ‘good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission for each of the 10 years it has been open.
Over 40 people joined the anniversary celebrations, including The Mayor of East Staffordshire, Councillor Simon Gaskin and his consort, wife Jane, Shaw healthcare’s Chairman, Alun Thomas and Deputy CEO, Suzanne Hughes alongside staff from East Staffordshire Clinical Commission Group.
Food, drinks and a celebratory cake were served at the event, while several members of staff, some of whom petitioned against the closure of the old cottage hospital, were formally recognised for five and 10 years’ service.
Cottage Wing manager, Julie Turner, who worked at the Cottage Hospital back in 1989 as a staff nurse before progressing to become clinical nurse manager almost fifteen years later, said, “It has been a lovely afternoon to mark a fantastic 10 years of delivering high quality care here at Cottage Wing. The commitment of the staff here is second-to-none and I am confident that we will have another successful ten years ahead of us.”