Acomb Gables Community Unit for the Elderly

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Acomb Gables Community Unit for the Elderly

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  • Acomb Gables

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Acomb Gables, 2 Oak Rise, Acomb, was purpose built on part of the site of the demolished Acomb Hospital. The unit came into operation in March 1989 and it was officially opened in the following September.

Acomb Gables was the first to be opened in the series of Community Units for the Elderly (CUE units) built between 1989 and 1996 for the care of the confused elderly in York and district, who would previously have been housed in large mental hospitals (eg Clifton Hospital) and now are cared for in a community setting.

The opening was reported in the Yorkshire Evening Press on June 8 and September 28 1989. Facilities at opening comprised a 14 bed residential unit (which also offers short stay facilities), a 20 place day unit, domiciliary care, carer support, and a resource centre, and a staff of nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and support workers.

The other CUE Units, which all have similar facilities, are Cherry Tree House, opened 1990 (serving Heworth/Tang Hall); Worsley Court, opened 1991, (serving Selby); Mill Lodge, opened 1992 (serving Huntington); Peppermill Court, opened 1993 (serving the Haxby Road area); Acorn Court opened 1994 (serving Easingwold); and Meadowfields at Nelson's Court, opened 1996 (serving South Acomb).


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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


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K. A. Webb, 'From County Hospital to NHS Trust: The history and archives of NHS hospitals, services and management in York, 1740-2000' (York, 2001)

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Created by Sally-Anne Shearn, July 2015.
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