Neurological Rehabilitation at St Joseph’s
Providing Short Stay – up to 12 weeks, Slow Stream – up to six months, and Step Down – transferring people closer to home.
St Joseph’s is situated within All Hallows Hospital and has been fully renovated to provide an exceptional standard of level 2 rehabilitive care. The atmosphere is welcoming and friendly and is very well equipped for people with different levels of care needs. Working closely with Caroline House for clinical advice, Headway for best practice and local GP’s our well-trained and qualified team provide in-patient care, recovery and rehabilitation of people diagnosed with a brain injury, including stroke and other neurological disorders.
We aim to meet the special needs of each individual and ensure that patients are given high quality care, adopting a holistic and person-centred approach. We support people to recognise and develop their own strengths and abilities to enable them to live an independent and fulfilling life.
What we do
St Joseph’s provides therapy programmes tailored to each individual’s ability and potential to achieve outcomes and goals. Our team helps people to return to the highest level of function and independence as possible, while reducing symptoms and improving their overall quality of life and well-being.
When patients first arrive, our team carries out an assessment to help identify their rehabilitation goals to maximise independence. These are agreed with each patient and their family and an individualised programme of care and rehabilitation produced.
The programme is regularly reviewed usually every two weeks, depending on the planned length of stay. Patients and their families are invited to progress review meetings with a view to discharge home or to a more independent environment.
Before a patient arrives in St Joseph’s we will carry out a full pre-assessment to determine the first phase of the rehabilitation programme to achieve the best possible outcomes. The assessment will include self-care, memory, motor skills, cognitive skills, problem solving, daily tasks, social interaction and engagement and will identify any challenging behaviours.
Our multi-disciplinary team will arrange a meeting with the patient, their family and any other relevant parties to discuss the results, set goals and plan the initial steps of the rehabilitation programme. Goal setting and ongoing monitoring is vital to Neurological Rehabilitation.
Group meetings will be held approximately every two weeks depending on the individual circumstances of each patient to plan further steps of the programme taking in to account the aspirations of the patient and their family members and tailor-made plans are developed. We firmly believe that goals are more likely to be achieved if patients are involved in setting them.
Specialist treatment and management includes:
- Tracheostomy care
- Spasticity management
- Postural management
- Nutritional assessment and review
- Management of challenging behaviour
- Activities including sensory and cognitive rehabilitation
- Nasogastric tubes
- PEGS and Stomas
Our Multi-disciplinary Team
Each patient benefits from a combined package of care. We believe this team approach enables individuals to regain control and independence and improve their well-being. We ensure that not only the individual, but also their families and friends, are supported through challenging times.
All members of the team are trained in various techniques to support a wide range of complex medical needs to meet the requirements of patients diagnosed with a brain injury.