Headley Court Moving to Loughborough

JoeCivvie

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£300 million upgrade for defence rehabilitation services
From:
Ministry of Defence
History:
Published 10 July 2014
Part of:
Defence and armed forces
World-class medical services for injured military personnel are to be relocated to a new base in Loughborough.


Proposed new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre at Stanford Hall
A £300 million investment will see the world-class defence rehabilitation services currently delivered at Headley Court move to a new purpose-built location at Stanford Hall, near Loughborough.

The new facility will be 4 times the size of Headley Court and will improve and advance the cutting-edge treatments already available to injured members of the armed forces. The new defence rehabilitation centre will provide immediate access to on-site patient diagnosis and treatment plans, greater advances in medical research and better outdoor facilities to support early stages of recovery.

It is planned that the new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre will open its doors at the end of 2017. Its opening will strengthen the Midlands’ reputation as a centre of medical excellence with the presence of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and the headquarters of the Defence Medical Services.


Watercolour showing the north facade of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre at Stanford Hall [Picture: BSS Ltd]
Prime Minister David Cameron said:

We are committed to providing the best medical care possible for those injured while bravely serving their country. This new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre will build on lessons learnt from recent conflicts, help ensure the UK remains at the forefront of advances in medicine, and build an unparalleled regional centre of excellence in the Midlands.

There is no greater example of the commitments under the armed forces covenant than providing first class medical care to our wounded, injured and sick personnel.

The funding for the project comes from charitable donors following an initiative by the Duke of Westminster. Construction at Stanford Hall will commence in 2015 and Headley Court will continue to provide rehabilitation to armed forces personnel until the new establishment is operational in 2018.


The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court [Picture: Allan House, Crown copyright]
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said:

Today’s announcement will establish a long-term, state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility for our injured personnel, building on the great work of Headley Court, to ensure our armed forces continue to receive the very best care.

The Surgeon General, Air Marshal Paul Evans, added:

Thanks to the Duke of Westminster’s initiative and his generosity, and that of other benefactors, a new state-of-the-art medical rehabilitation centre will provide our injured troops with a remarkable place to recover and begin rebuilding their lives.

The new centre will build on the legacy of the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court and the significant support it has received from many forces charities, including Help for Heroes, the Royal British Legion and SSAFA.

It will also provide the bedrock of the capability development for musculoskeletal injuries for the next 20 or so years.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/300-million-upgrade-for-defence-rehabilitation-services
 

JoeCivvie

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RIP
How will that effect the additions to HC that have been paid for by charity?
 

Tool

LE
How would Loughborough Universities benefit? They already have a significant standing in the sports sciences arena.
 
Funded by Charity (and not the Government) says everything.
 
£300 million upgrade for defence rehabilitation services
From:
Ministry of Defence
History:
Published 10 July 2014
Part of:
Defence and armed forces
World-class medical services for injured military personnel are to be relocated to a new base in Loughborough.


Proposed new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre at Stanford Hall
A £300 million investment will see the world-class defence rehabilitation services currently delivered at Headley Court move to a new purpose-built location at Stanford Hall, near Loughborough.

The new facility will be 4 times the size of Headley Court and will improve and advance the cutting-edge treatments already available to injured members of the armed forces. The new defence rehabilitation centre will provide immediate access to on-site patient diagnosis and treatment plans, greater advances in medical research and better outdoor facilities to support early stages of recovery.

It is planned that the new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre will open its doors at the end of 2017. Its opening will strengthen the Midlands’ reputation as a centre of medical excellence with the presence of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and the headquarters of the Defence Medical Services.


Watercolour showing the north facade of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre at Stanford Hall [Picture: BSS Ltd]
Prime Minister David Cameron said:

We are committed to providing the best medical care possible for those injured while bravely serving their country. This new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre will build on lessons learnt from recent conflicts, help ensure the UK remains at the forefront of advances in medicine, and build an unparalleled regional centre of excellence in the Midlands.

There is no greater example of the commitments under the armed forces covenant than providing first class medical care to our wounded, injured and sick personnel.

The funding for the project comes from charitable donors following an initiative by the Duke of Westminster. Construction at Stanford Hall will commence in 2015 and Headley Court will continue to provide rehabilitation to armed forces personnel until the new establishment is operational in 2018.


The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court [Picture: Allan House, Crown copyright]
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said:

Today’s announcement will establish a long-term, state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility for our injured personnel, building on the great work of Headley Court, to ensure our armed forces continue to receive the very best care.

The Surgeon General, Air Marshal Paul Evans, added:

Thanks to the Duke of Westminster’s initiative and his generosity, and that of other benefactors, a new state-of-the-art medical rehabilitation centre will provide our injured troops with a remarkable place to recover and begin rebuilding their lives.

The new centre will build on the legacy of the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court and the significant support it has received from many forces charities, including Help for Heroes, the Royal British Legion and SSAFA.

It will also provide the bedrock of the capability development for musculoskeletal injuries for the next 20 or so years.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/300-million-upgrade-for-defence-rehabilitation-services
Spin and tripe about commitment to the armed forces. After the military hospitals were closed down (shame on the government and the MOD - even Belgium has a military hospital) charities supporting the armed forces casualties, which the MOD failed to adequately do, have shamed them, years too late, into doing something.
 

Glad_its_all_over

ADC
Book Reviewer
Disgusting. Again, no government money, all charitable donations. Remind me again how much we send abroad through DfID?
 

simbo

LE
How will that effect the additions to HC that have been paid for by charity?
Bearing in mind it was purchased after WW2 with money from the Royal Air Force Pilots and Crews Fund, a public collection as a tribute to the deeds, including the Battle of Britain efforts of the RAF who can benefit when it is sold off. Does it in fact belong to the Govt? The land is worth a fortune but guaranteed they'll stuff up the sale of it though.

Well done the Duke of Westminster though- finding a use for one of his many properties.

I concur with the above comments about the current state of DMS as well- hardly excellence.
 

uavgunner

Old-Salt
Hmmmmm

Last time I was talking to folk at Headly about this most seemed to believe it wouldn't happen due to the amount it would cost to return Headly Court to its original layout, coupled with the issue of some staff not keen on moving to another part of the country alongside the whopping cost of a new gaff I'm pretty surprised this has come off?.

What will happen to the Dukes theatre when the site becomes the new rehab centre?.

This must be a fairly out of the blue announcement, I was at Headly yesterday and nobody even mentioned it.

Double Hmmmmmm
 
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EScotia

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Bearing in mind it was purchased after WW2 with money from the Royal Air Force Pilots and Crews Fund, a public collection as a tribute to the deeds, including the Battle of Britain efforts of the RAF who can benefit when it is sold off. Does it in fact belong to the Govt? The land is worth a fortune but guaranteed they'll stuff up the sale of it though.

Well done the Duke of Westminster though- finding a use for one of his many properties.

I concur with the above comments about the current state of DMS as well- hardly excellence.
This wasn't just another of the Dukes "many" properties. He bought it specifically for this purpose as was published at the time.
 

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