Melton’s newly re-named brain injury service Burton Park hosts family fun day

Burton Park patient Brian Johnston cuts the ribbon with hospital director Louise Smith, Dr Caroline Knight and director of clinical services prof Nick Alderman. EMN-150924-110855001
Burton Park patient Brian Johnston cuts the ribbon with hospital director Louise Smith, Dr Caroline Knight and director of clinical services prof Nick Alderman. EMN-150924-110855001

A newly re-named brain injury service in Melton is inviting local families to join in the celebrations at its family fun day tomorrow (Saturday, September 26).

Specialist care providers Partnerships in Care hosted an official ‘unveiling’ for its newly named Burton Park brain injury service on Tuesday.

The service was previously known as Warwick Lodge and owned by The Danshell Group. Partnerships in Care took over the 50-bed facility for detained and informal patients in Melton in December.

It has re-named the unit after Richard Henry Burton who was born in Melton and worked as a bricklayer in the town until he joined the Army to fight in the Second World War. He was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest honour available in the UK armed forces, in recognition of his bravery.

A commemorative plaque in his honour was unveiled at Tuesday’s ceremony.

Burton Park is part of Partnerships in Care Brain Injury Services. For over 30 years its brain injury services have been providing specialist neurorehabilitation for men and women who have sustained a brain injury, working with people to help them regain the skills they’ve lost due to their injury and to help them to move back home to their families or back into the community.

On Saturday Burton Park, which has one of its sites on Warwick Road, is inviting Melton families to its family fun day, from noon until 4pm, to join them in celebrating 30 years of Partnerships in Care.

The event will include a barbecue, ice cream, stalls, games, a bouncy castle and site tours. Proceeds from the event will go to the charity Headway which also helps people with brain injuries.