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Clarke Willmott works with Somerset care group to support NHS

Our Taunton team have been working with a Somerset care home group to support the NHS by putting in place arrangements in respect of a former care home to enable the local authority to use it as an intermediate care facility.

The deal is part of a county-wide drive to provide centres for medically well people ready for discharge from hospital but who still require ongoing care, in a move that eases demand on beds at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton and Yeovil District Hospital during the coronavirus pandemic.

We supported Camelot Care with a speedy turnaround of arrangements in relation to the 39-bed premises in Yeovil – a redundant former nursing Home.

Kirill Bingham, who heads up our Taunton corporate team, said: “We were grateful to have the opportunity to support an existing client at this difficult time in a move that will hopefully assist the NHS in a small way. We applaud the joint initiative by Somerset’s Local Authorities, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, the county’s two acute hospitals, Somerset CCG and Somerset Care for initiating the deal. I know that our team, particularly David Lovelock, worked hard to deliver an efficient service and I hope that this initiative will make a real positive difference to the local area. We wish everyone involved the very best.”

Paul Teasdale, director of Camelot Care, said: “We really appreciated the support of Kirill Bingham and his team in sorting out the legalities so quickly and efficiently, and I also thank the Camelot Care staff who did such a fantastic job to ensure the home was ready to open within a very tight timescale.”

The Camelot Care Group have three specialist dementia care homes in Wellington, Bridgwater and Plymouth.

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