EXCLUSIVE: Millbrook co-ownership investment drives progression across “whole care continuum”


Last year’s investment from Cairngorms into Millbrook Healthcare has been welcomed by the company.

Now in co-ownership, Annette Cairns, clinical director and quality director, explained how the move has helped with the company’s plan to look at wider issues.

She said: “We have been looking at the wider issues for a number of years and it was already part of our strategy, but the move with co-ownership is actually helping because there is investment into the company with a view to looking at that being progressive and part of the whole care continuum.

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“It has enabled Millbrook Healthcare to consider what healthcare over the next five to ten years may look like and how we can actually prepare ourselves to offer that or those types of services to the commissioners and to the end service user.”

Cairns continued: “From a clinical and quality perspective, it has been a real positive move, there is a real understanding that quality drives our business as is appropriate for a clinically led company.

“Quality is something that we work hard on and we understand that quality is about concentrating on both service delivery and our investment in our staff and sponsoring Lauren to complete her Master’s degree is a great example of that.”

Concluding: “From my perspective there has been no negatives associated with our partnership with Cairngorms, apart from missing Colin who was a great character to have around.”

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