Omega Elifar, a UK leader in long-term care accommodation, has opened The Firefly Club – an innovative residential care development in Bordon, Hampshire. The property comprises 10 independent living suites alongside eight full-care suites and a large activity suite, and is designed to deliver a unique assisted living experience guided solely by each resident’s needs – with an industry-leading provision of high staffing ratios.
Small business from the UK, Australia and New Zealand have chance to pilot their programmes across Bupa’s network of care homes
Bupa is calling on startups in a bid to bring further innovation to the aged care sector. As part of its Bupa B Table programme, pitches need to be designed to benefit older people, either by supporting nurses and carers working in Bupa homes, or through supporting independent living.
Applications are open now, and successful candidates will be mentored by senior Bupa business leaders and technology experts. They will also have access to space in Bupa’s offices to develop their ideas, and potential investment from Bupa to help develop their products.
By Dr Ben Maruthappu, co-founder and CEO of homecare start-up Cera
Two years ago, the NHS introduced a hospital chain system, similar to that which is already in place in Germany, in a bid to permit more collaborative working, and enable greater patient access to leading clinicians nationwide. This allowed highly respected institutions like Moorfields eye hospital in London and Manchester’s Christie cancer centre, to provide specialist services to patients in distant parts of the UK for the first time.