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Webinar: WCS Care – Castle Brook home and Innovation Hub Site Visit, Kenilworth

  • Castle Brook Site Visit
     16 October 2018
     10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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    Castle Brook Site Visit October 2018
    • Castle Brook Site Visit
       16 October 2018
       10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    “Excellent presentations, very insightful event and well worth a day away from the office.” – CNIO Network member on a previous site visit

    Location: Castle Brook, Common Lane, Kenilworth, CV8 2EQ

    Date: Tuesday, 16 October 2018

    Morning visit: 10:00 – 13.30 

    Afternoon visit: 13:30 – 17.00 

    Cost: Free (exclusively open to network members)

    Groups: 1 group of maximum 8 visitors in the morning; 1 group of maximum 8 visitors in the afternoon.

    WCS Care is a leading provider of care with 13 care homes in Warwickshire. Eleven of their homes are for older people and those living with dementia, while 2 provide rehabilitation, respite and long-term care to people with physical disabilities or long-term conditions.

    WCS currently have six homes rated as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and are recognised for their innovation and creativity, as well as sharing their care approach through visits to Castle Brook and its Innovation Hub in Kenilworth.

    Visits to Castle Brook are strictly limited to 8 visitors in the morning from 10.00 to 13.30, and 8 visitors in the afternoon from 13.30 to 17.00.

    The two site visits are identical. When booking your site visit, please carefully select the ticket type that reflects the time of the day when you want to do the visit.

    If you have any questions about this event, please contact Fabiana:


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    Each site visit will start with approximately 1.5 hour tour of the home including features such as:

    • ground floor facilities e.g. traditional launderette, minimart shop, deluxe cinema and therapy table tennis table
    • the gardens including side-by-side bike and bike track
    • a double apartment (including information on acoustic monitoring system) and household lounge and kitchen
    • rooftop bowling green


    The tour will be followed by a presentation in the Innovation Hub by Ed Russell, WCS’s Director of Innovation and Development, showing how data is used to change and improve care, as well as results from the highly successful partnership with South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust for the discharge to assess service.


    At the end of each site visit, delegates will have the opportunity to sample food from Apetito, food partner for Castle Brook, and the opportunity to see demonstrations of the technology used in the home, or planned in future builds, including circadian rhythm lighting.


    Please note each site visit will last max 3.5 hours. The morning visit and the afternoon visit will follow the same schedule.


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    This event is free and exclusively open to members of the Networks.


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    The address is Castle Brook, Common Lane, Kenilworth, CV8 2EQ.

    The home is not far from the M6 or the M1, and Leamington and Coventry stations are about 15 minutes away by taxi.
    There is a train service now to the recently opened Kenilworth Station which is 5 minutes from the home – connections might be possible from Coventry.

    For further directions, please visit Castle Brook web page:


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    Where to stay

    If you want to arrive to Kenilworth the night before the site visit, there are a few hotels 5-10 minutes via taxi from Castle Brook home.

    • Holiday Inn (in the middle of town) – 212 Abbey End, Kenilworth, CV8 1ED
    • Ramada, Chesford Bridge, Kenilworth, CV8 2LN
    • Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, CV8 2LD (probably more expensive)

    Please note accommodation is not arranged nor provided by Digital Health.



    Thanks to our sponsors:

    CCIO Network Sponsors - Capturestroke,, IMS Maxims, NHS Digital, Nuance, System C

    Health CIO Network Sponsors - Accenture, Imprivata, InterSystems, NHS Digital, Samsung



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