Healthcare provider Keiro Group has created new jobs after investing £500,000 in its Gateshead centre.
The firm has made the significant outlay at Chase Park Neuro Centre, its Whickham-based neuro, stroke and spinal-rehabilitation centre and nursing suite, using the funds to give the nursing suite and other facilities a complete revamp.
The six-figure investment at the centre – which encompasses Chase Park Rehabilitation Suite, Nursing Suite and Healthclub – has created several new jobs, including at least three registered nurses and a personal assistant.
Keiro’s services assist adults with injuries and complex conditions who need long-term nursing care, as well as those moving back to independent living after a period of rehabilitation, and the new facilities will largely benefit clients that can’t move home, while also offering a competitive care option for NHS commissioners.
Viv Watson, managing director at Keiro Group, said: “Our site in Whickham has been our home for over 25 years and it is absolutely vital we continue to invest in our facilities, staff and services to ensure we keep ahead of the competition with regards to our services and always improving quality of care.
“The project we have just completed has seen a major overhaul of our nursing suite to ensure it is a well-equipped, comfortable and pleasant environment for clients who require long-term nursing care provision.
“Furthermore, we have also invested heavily in our rehabilitation centre by developing a new kitchen to support clients develop their independent living skills in preparation for moving to living independently in the community.”
Keiro recently opened an additional neuro and spinal-rehabilitation centre in Middlesbrough which the firm says will help save the NHS millions of pounds whilst improving patient outcomes.
Known as The Gateway, the new £10m development opened in December and is currently creating 100 jobs, having been developed to complement the NHS in terms of facilitating quicker discharge from hospital, reducing long-term care costs and helping people live more independent lifestyles. Watson added: “This refurbishment at Chase Park Neuro Centre combined with our new development in Middlehaven all adds up to a very exciting time for our organisation and everyone connected with what we do.”