Erimus to supply housing for neuro rehab unit
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Health and also in Communities, Development, Housing
Work starts on neuro rehab unit
Erimus Housing is to provide the housing for a new facility for people suffering from traumatic and long-term neurological conditions.
Building work has begun on the £multi-million project in Middlehaven, Middlesbrough that is being led by Keiro, which provides neuro-rehabilitation services, in partnership with Erimus.
'The Gateway' will consist of a residential ‘step forward’ rehabilitation centre, a specialist community wellbeing hub and a range of transitional housing options. It will be the only facility of its kind in the UK.
It is being developed in collaboration with an array of service partners including Middlesbrough Council, the Homes and Communities Agency and Middlesbrough College, to support the NHS in terms of facilitating quicker discharge from hospital and reducing long-term care costs by helping people live more independent lifestyles.
At present, patients discharged from hospital-based specialist neuro and spinal units on Teesside often have to travel to Newcastle for specialist rehabilitation treatment, which is a major issue for those affected and their families.
Boda Gallon, chief executive at Keiro, said: “We are thrilled to see the first spade in the ground at the site as it means our vision for the Gateway is now becoming a reality for all the partners involved in the project.
“The sight of the building physically being constructed will hopefully be a major boost to the local community and will signify positive things to come for people and families that need this type of rehabilitation service right on their doorstep.
“Furthermore, the huge investment in the Gateway will also assist with the ongoing regeneration of the local area here in Middlehaven and of course lead to the creation of many jobs and spin off business opportunities and partnerships.”
Chris Smith, managing director at Erimus Housing, said: “Erimus Housing is proud to be a partner in this multi-million pound investment for Middlesbrough and the wider Tees Valley.
“The potential for the facility to impact positively on residents’ lives is fantastic and we will work closely with Keiro, the local health authority and its partners to develop and promote the health and wellbeing advantages of this much needed scheme.”