Neurological Rehabilitation Unit (Barnsley)
The Neurological Rehabilitation Unit provides specialist rehabilitation for adults aged 18 and over with a long term neurological condition including:
- Acquired and traumatic brain injury
- Multiple sclerosis
- Guillain-barre syndrome
- Parkinson’s disease
- Huntington’s disease
- Brain tumours
- Motor neuron disease
- Stroke, Cervical laminectomy
- Transverse myelitis
- Paraparesis of neurological origin
- Spinal injuries following assessment on a specialist spinal injuries unit
All patients admitted to the unit receive a 2 week period of initial assessment by our specialist team, followed by goal-centred therapeutic interventions which are based on each individual’s need.
The unit provides care and early rehabilitation for patients with profound and complex disabilities and those in low awareness states, who have the potential for recovery, are medically stable and are able to tolerate active rehabilitation.
The unit has 2 beds to provide planned rolling programmes of active rehabilitation for patients with neurological conditions that are prone to deterioration. This helps patients to return to the unit for follow-up on a regular (every few months) basis to continue therapy.
Due to the changing nature of patient’s conditions, they may require continuous access to a 24 hour coordinated assessment and rehabilitation stay, within a specialist setting. This helps to improve and maintain their functional abilities within the community – resulting in the prevention of hospital admissions. It also helps to maintain independence and reduce the support required at home, whilst providing continued support and education for relatives and carers.
The Neurological Rehabilitation Unit aims to maximise the rehabilitation potential of people with complex neurological disabilities, help them develop knowledge and skills needed for physical, cognitive, psychological and social function and facilitate their effective transition from inpatient to community-based services.
Why would someone choose the service
- The unit provides single sex ensuite accommodation within the mixed sex environment meeting privacy and dignity standards
- We offer environmentally controlled rooms to allow increased levels of independence to patients with very complex needs
- 100% of our patients are satisfied with the personal care and treatment they have received from the service according to our latest patient satisfaction survey
- 93% of our patients would recommend our service to their family and friends (Trust-wide patient experience survey 2013/14)
- We hold regular patient and carer focus groups and use suggestions for service improvement – our inferred nurse call system which helps patients who are unable to reach standard nurse call equipment was suggested as part of these groups
Staff you may meet
- Non-clinical support staff
- Nursing assistant
- Occupational therapist
- Social worker
- Specialist advisor