A hotel has been transformed into a rehabilitation centre for hospital patients in Buckinghamshire, including those who live in The Chalfonts, who are ready to be discharged but still need support.
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, working with Buckinghamshire Council, have reconfigured the Olympic Lodge Hotel to create an additional temporary care facility, where the first patients arrived on January 31.
The trust, which runs community hospitals in Amersham, Buckingham, Chalfont St Peter, Marlow and Thame, saId it was due to a rise in COVID-19 Omicron cases.
Jenny Ricketts, Director of Community Transformation for the Trust, said: “When our patients no longer need to be in a hospital bed, it is better for their ongoing recovery to return to the comfort of their own home as soon as possible.
“This unit will provide a safe and suitable environment for patients to regain their confidence and independence. It will also provide some of the extra capacity we need through the winter period.
“A huge amount of work has gone into swiftly setting up the unit and I’d like to thank all those involved from within the Trust, the team at Olympic Lodge and our partners at Buckinghamshire Council.”