Future of Netherfield Court care home considered as part of adult care transformation

Published Wednesday, 6th July 2016
Older person and carer
An older person and carer

People who need intermediate health and social care in Rotherham will have access to more beds under plans being considered by Rotherham Council next week.

Put forward as part of the authority's wider transformation of adult care, proposals to close Netherfield Court residential care home in Eastwood and move the current specialist services to two other sites in the borough will be considered at the Cabinet/Commissioners' decision-making meeting on Monday (11 July).

The move would see the total number of intermediate care beds increased by 10, with existing staff delivering the specialist stroke and obesity services at Lord Hardy Court and Davies Court.

Netherfield Court is in need of significant future investment. Its future use has been reviewed as part of the Council's transformation programme for older people and adult care, and in consultation with residents and staff. Closing the facility would save over £300,000.

Councillor David Roche, Rotherham Council's Advisory Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care said: "We want to increase the number of intermediate care beds across the borough, to expand the capacity for this kind of specialist short-term care in the borough. 

"The staff at Netherfield Court provide an excellent service and this will be continued at our two other sites, and will also allow us to provide more consistent intermediate care across the borough. The changes would also see staff at these sites receive more specialist training, and so create a more highly-skilled workforce overall.

"This proposal is another step forward as part of our wider transformation programme to significantly improve adult care services for local people."

See details of the decision-making meeting