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Neuro & elderly medicine

Location

Elderly Medicine- Wards 401, 404, 405, 406, 409, 216. Office on level 3

Neuro – All medical wards within Integrated Medicine

About our service

Therapists will provide a specialist physiotherapy service to patients on elderly medicine wards. Typically patients require therapy input following reduced mobility, falls, inability to cope at home, and musculoskeletal injuries. They will assess you getting in and out of bed, standing, walking and provide you with any required aids to help with these.

We also provide a Neuro-Outreach Physiotherapy service, see below.

Therapists will provide you with support and advice to help you return to your previous level of mobility if appropriate. Realistic treatment goals will be set together with you and your family if appropriate, in order to facilitate a safe discharge to either your home, an alternative residence or for further rehabilitation. These issues are discussed with you and your family during your stay on the ward.

Our aim is to discharge patients from medicine in a safe and timely manner, providing appropriate equipment and ongoing therapy as required. Therapists have close links with community services to ensure patients receive the appropriate on-going Physiotherapy they require on discharge from the ward.

The Neuro-Outreach Physiotherapy service is provided to all the integrated medicine wards. The therapists provide specialist assessment and rehabilitation of adults with complex neurological disabilities resulting from a neurological injury or condition (neurological – relating to the brain and nervous system). We can provide supportive seating, positioning advice to staff, support and advice to patients and family, rehabilitation support to ward therapists and organise referrals to specialist services. Therapists will provide a key link between the ward and neuro-rehabilitation at Kings Lodge.

Services Provided

  • Specialist assessment and treatment.
  • Falls exercise groups and education
  • Multidisciplinary team approach.
  • Close links with community services.
  • Referral to peripheral hospitals for rehabilitation.
  • Referral to specialist clinics/services including SpARC, Splints, Orthotics, Kings Lodge, NOTS, Traumatic brain injury clinic, headway and Spasticity clinic.

 

Other Information

Therapy staff are typically available between the hours of 08:15-16:30 Monday to Friday.

An Oncall Respiratory service is provided 24hrs a day

Each ward has named therapists. If there are any specific needs or issues that need to be discussed please contact the appropriate therapists directly.

It would be very useful if you and your family could bring in supportive footwear/slippers for the duration of your stay.