A new unit within Kendray Hospital, Barnsley is set to give stroke patients the best possible surroundings for recovery and rehabilitation.
The stroke rehabilitation unit, which cost just under £2 million, is run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and offers patients and staff enhanced facilities to further improve care and promote recovery.
State of the art design means that each of the unit’s 16 bedrooms now have overhead hoists to support patients moving around their room, whilst en-suite bathrooms in each of the bedrooms increase privacy and dignity.
The unit also includes two consultation rooms where patients can receive one on one support, an extended gym for physiotherapy and an outside decking area which can be accessed by patients from their bedrooms giving them the opportunity to take part in gardening therapy.
Mandy Black, unit manager explained, “Many of the patients that come into the unit have a wide range of complex care and rehabilitation needs. The unit has its own dedicated rehabilitation teams who have specialist knowledge and training in therapeutic interventions, rehabilitation and treating patients who have suffered a stroke.
“Our previous stroke rehabilitation unit was at Mount Vernon Hospital in Barnsley. Moving to the new unit has provided patients and staff with new facilities that will maximise the rehabilitation and recovery potential of all stroke patients”