Case Study 22/05/22

Matchroom Charitable Foundation donate £84,000 to The Marillac Neurological Care

Matchroom Charitable Foundation donate £84,000 to The Marillac Neurological Care

The Marillac Neurological Care Centre formerly Marillac Care was founded on the 8th of September 1921, by the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent De Paul. The service was initially designed to meet the needs of patients suffering from Tuberculosis.

In 1953 following advancements in Tuberculosis treatment, the Department of Health asked the Daughters of Charity to set up a new service for younger disabled people. It maintained the same service profile until 2018/19, when changes to the NHS Commissioning meant that the service had to be redesigned to meet the current needs of the ever-changing population.

The Marillac Neurological Care Centre employs nearly 200 staff to provide care and rehabilitation services for 52 residents, on 3 units and 3 pre discharge bungalows. This includes a full care and treatment team of Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Therapy Assistants, Music Therapist, and a Psychologist. A full team of support services from our in-house Catering Team, Maintenance, Housekeeping, Finance and Reception and not forgetting our Activities and Administration Team who ensure the service is kept running.

At 102 years old, it became an Independent Charity only 2 years ago and has proved to be the service of choice for many NHS Commissioners. Being placed on the Essex / London border has meant that the Marillac Neurological Care Centre is accessible to a large geographical area, which has again proved popular with London Commissioners.

The Marillac Neurological Care Centre has constantly evolved its service offering and has worked with Commissioners and service providers in the statutory sector to develop a service that is able and prepared to treat residents with complex health care needs. One area that they have been unable to provide support, is for people who require mechanical ventilation assistance. Hospitals and many services like Marillac would have generators that allow ventilator patients to be admitted.

Anne-Marie Sims of Marillac says “The purchase of a generator will enable the MNCC to expand our vision of providing care to the more complex residents, who require mechanical ventilation to maintain their airways.

Previously we could not meet their needs because of lack of backup electricity, should there be power cuts. The generator will also support the MNCC with backup for all our electrical equipment when we have power cuts too”.

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