The Intermediate Care bed based services at Buccleuch Lodge and the Peele offers a short term period of multidisciplinary rehabilitation and care to enable people to gain as much independence as possible to help return home. There are 2 Intermediate Care units for patients in South Manchester, with a total of 26 beds where patients can be treated before being discharged to complete their rehabilitation in their own homes or a supported community setting. A mix of nursing staff, therapy staff (including Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists) and Team Assistants provide the care in the units with sessional input from Consultant Geriatricians. Patients can be discharged from hospital to an Intermediate Care bed for further rehabilitation or, subject to assessment, stepped up from their own home.
The two Intermediate Care units are:
Buccleuch Lodge – a 14 bedded unit in West Didsbury
The Peele –a 12 bedded unit in Benchill, Wythenshawe
Patients must be suitable for having their medical and nursing needs met safely outside hospital to be transferred to one of these units and must be registered with a South Manchester GP.
How are patients referred?
Referrals are accepted from all health and social care professionals in primary and secondary care.
Tel: 0161 217 3943