Daventry care centre expansion will create 20 new jobs for area

Badby Park
Badby Park

One of the UK’s leading care centres for people with complex needs, based on the edge of Daventry, is launching a major recruitment drive.

The Badby Park facility, located off the A361 just south of the A45, needs at least 20 new healthcare assistants and two nurses as it prepares for the construction of a new unit on the 50-acre site.

The jobs boost was announced after planners gave the green light for a new state of the art specialist care unit at Badby Park.

Work on the new 17-bed facility will begin later this year and will provide facilities for patients with complex neurological care needs.

Operations director Martyn Smythe-Hudson said he was looking for local people to join the award-winning facility.

He said: “This unit will feature the latest and best technologies available in the care of complex conditions and will help our residents to enjoy a better quality of life.

“We’re looking to hire compassionate and dedicated staff to join us here at Badby and to strengthen the area’s reputation as home to some of the best complex care givers in the country.”

The new unit will feature 17 new bedrooms complete with leading edge respiratory support equipment, a hydrotherapy pool, a gym, a therapy and wellbeing centre and private consulting rooms.

Built over two floors when completed the new unit will create a further 40 jobs at Badby Park taking the total for the site to more than 250.

The existing 68-bed specialist neurological centre provides rehabilitation, long term care, respite and palliative care for people with neurological illnesses, acquired brain injuries and spinal injuries.

Anyone interested in applying for one of the new positions can attend Recruitment Open Days on Friday and Saturday July 25 and 25, between 10am and 2pm where they can meet members of the team and have an interview on the day.

Last year Badby Park was recognised as Complex Care Provider of the Year 2014 at the Health Investor Awards.