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New acquisition for Brainkind

LAST UPDATED 24 / 01 / 2024
Brainkind (formerly The Disabilities Trust) is pleased to announce that it has been successful in acquiring the three neurological care services currently operated by the charity Sue Ryder. This will see almost 500 staff members become part of Brainkind.

The three services we are acquiring are:

  • Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Preston, Lancashire
  • Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Stagenhoe, Hertfordshire
  • Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre The Chantry, Ipswich

The decision by Sue Ryder to sell-off these three services is part of their decision to re-focus their core offering onto palliative and end-of-life care.

Brainkind was chosen as the successful bidder due to its clinical and care expertise in supporting people with a brain injury to thrive. These three centres will be a natural extension to the brain injury services we already provide, and we believe we are ideally placed to support these people. Sue Ryder’s values are closely aligned to Brainkind’s, and there is a natural fit between the two organisations.

This is an exciting opportunity for Brainkind to grow the reach of our services – both geographically and in terms of the breadth and number of people with a brain injury or related neurological condition that we can support. Brainkind’s state-of-the-art, 40-bed, Neurological Centre in York is also due for completion in October and, together with the acquisition of the Sue Ryder Neurological Division, it represents a significant increase in the number of people able to benefit from this investment into brain injury rehabilitation services.

The three services are expected to transition from Sue Ryder to Brainkind in the autumn, with all staff retained in their current roles.

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