Your programme will be tailored to suit your needs and reflect the goals that you want to achieve. We offer physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, dietetics and neuropsychology. All of our therapy, nursing and medical team are experienced in the field of Neurological Rehabilitation.
We will aim to meet you and your family as a team within 24 to 48 hours of your admission for an Initial Team Meeting. If you are admitted on a Friday or over a weekend then this meeting will be held on the following Monday.
This meeting will provide you and your family/carers with an opportunity to meet the nursing staff and therapists who will be involved with your care. At this point we will work with you to establish your expectations for the admission and ideas on goals that you would like to achieve during your stay.
We will aim to provide you with advanced notice of the date and time of the meeting so that any family members or carers wishing to attend are able to.
One of the team members will be allocated as your Key Worker. This person will ensure that all aspects of your admission are coordinated and will act as a main point of contact for your family.
We will provide you with a timetable of your treatment sessions. These will be between 8:30am and 5:15pm, Monday to Friday. You may also have a therapy session on a Saturday morning. We structure your admission and treatment sessions through setting goals with you. These will be reviewed on a regular basis. A typical rehabilitation programme will involve on average 3-4 hours therapy per day.
A Case Conference will be held for you, your family, your consultant and treating team about 3 weeks into your admission. This will be a forum to discuss your progress, future needs and expectations and plans for discharge.
Weekend Leave will need to be discussed with your treating team. Please let staff know in advance if weekend leave is something that you would like to consider.
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Planning for your discharge
Planning for your discharge will begin on admission. Your estimated length of stay will already have been discussed with you.
During your stay on the Rehabilitation Unit your therapy team can offer advice on any equipment you may need for going home, such as wheelchairs or commodes. We do stock more simple items such as frames and sticks but may need to use external suppliers for larger or more specialist items.
If, whilst you are an inpatient your treating team recommend a specialist piece of equipment we do not have available (such as a wheelchair), this can be hired for the duration of your stay. If this equipment is required permanently, your therapists can advise you whether this is likely to be funded by your insurer or embassy or whether you will need to pay for this yourself. Your treating team will recommend the optimal equipment for you, advice on the costs and discuss alternatives as well. If, as a UK resident you are eligible for support from social services they may provide your equipment free of charge. Your ream can assist you by liaising with the appropriate services.
Delivery times for equipment will vary depending on the complexity of the requirements.
The team will work closely with you to identify your needs for discharge. They will liaise with local social services and private agencies so that any necessary alterations to your home environment are made and any equipment or care needs are in place for you on discharge. You may need further therapy following discharge. This will be discussed with you and the necessary referrals made.
A detailed discharge report outlining the details of your rehabilitation programme will be given to you when you leave. A copy will be sent to your referring consultant, GP and any other services that will be involved on your discharge.