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New patient-led café opens at local brain injury centre

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Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre in Bristol, part of Active Care Group, recently celebrated the opening of their new Fig Tree Café, providing patients, visitors, and staff an inviting space to enjoy delicious refreshments at the centre.

The café’s opening was made even more special with a patient at the centre having the honour of cutting the ribbon.

Prior to the Fig Tree Café, there was no dedicated area for the team, patients, and family members to enjoy healthy and freshly made snacks and meals.

The new café solves this by repurposing the old dining room into an attractive café setting made possible thanks to funding from the ‘Glamour Your Manor’ award, which the team at Frenchay received last year from Active Care Group, as part of refurbishment works that are currently underway across the group.

Patients and activities coordinators worked together to choose the name “Fig Tree Café”, they will be starting new “café groups” where patients can assist in selling cakes, treats, and other items to other patients and family members.

More ideas will soon be put into action, to continue enhancing the Fig Tree Café experience. 

Each day, various lunch options will be made available for the team, patients, and family members, and, thanks to the fantastic new coffee machine, everyone at Frenchay can enjoy delicious hot drinks together. 

To find out more about Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre, visit https://activecaregroup.co.uk/location/frenchay-rehabilitation-centre

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