Our Community Neuro-rehabilitation Service provides rehabilitation for people with a neurological diagnosis.
The team provide services from outpatient clinics, in the patient’s own home or other appropriate community settings. The multidisciplinary team provides therapy for people with long-term neurological conditions to reduce the impact of these on their daily lives. The service aims to help individuals and their carers to manage their conditions at every stage, from diagnosis onwards. The team consists of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, dietetics and clinical neuropsychology. We are also closely integrated with specialist nurses in Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's and Stroke.
The main aims of the Neuro-rehabilitation Service are to:
- Provide rehabilitation in a timely manner to reduce unnecessary secondary impairments
- Support early discharge from hospital back home or into the community
- Provide education and support at the time of diagnosis and ongoing as required
- Support the person to develop new ways of dealing with disability and self-management of disability
- Signpost to other resources as and when needed
- Prevent unplanned admission to hospital by the timely management of deteriorating conditions
- Once referred, we will prioritise your referral, and depending on the urgency, we will contact you to arrange an appointment.
This first appointment may be in your own home or in an outpatient clinic. During your first appointment we will ask questions to determine what your issues are and carry out a range of assessments to determine how best we can help you. Once this is complete, we will discuss the outcome of this with you (and your family if appropriate) to agree on the goals to be achieved and therefore the best treatment plan.
The frequency, duration and location of your treatment will depend on your needs, and your care will be reviewed at regular intervals.
You may be given written information, exercises, strategies or tasks to practice at home.
Once your treatment is complete, you will be discharged from the service, but we will provide information to support you and may refer you on to groups in the community. If your condition changes in the future, you may be referred back into the service.
Accessing this service
Referrals are made via GPs. However, any healthcare or social services professional can make a referral - we will then write to the patient’s GP to check they are happy for us to treat them.
To cancel or change an appointment, please contact the appropriate clinic (see contact details above right).