Older person’s inpatient rehabilitation unit (Mount Vernon hospital)

The older person’s inpatient rehabilitation service at Mount Vernon Hospital aims to improve physical and functional outcomes. Providing effective community rehabilitation is recognised as one of the most important factors in helping to achieve independence, supporting timely discharge from hospital and preventing unnecessary admission to hospital. This enables patients to regain sufficient physical functioning and the confidence to return safely to their home.

The service provides rehabilitation aiming to maximise the potential of patients through high quality nursing interventions. We aim to be flexible and responsive to the changing needs of patients. Our staff are able to provide end of life care within the hospital or facilitate a safe supported discharge, depending on patient choice.

Why would someone choose the service

Patient survey results show that:

  • 99% are completely satisfied
  • 99% always given enough privacy when discussing condition/treatment
  • 98% had someone to talk to about worries and fears
  • 96% were involved in decisions about care and treatment
  • 92% agreed meals provided were of a good standard
  • 100% agreed the environment was clean and tidy
  • 97% agreed ward staff had asked for consent before treatment/care
  • 95% agreed that they had been treated with respect and compassion
  • 97% felt privacy and dignity were maintained at all times

Staff you may meet

  • Activity co-ordinator
  • Administrator
  • Dietitian
  • Doctor
  • Domestic
  • Housekeeper
  • Non-clinical support staff
  • Nurse
  • Nursing assistant
  • Occupational therapist
  • Other clinical staff
  • Physiotherapist
  • Porter
  • Psychologist
  • Receptionist
  • Social worker
  • Specialist health worker
  • Telephonist

Page last updated on April 28th, 2017

Service delivered in: Barnsley