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Colchester General Hospital, Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust




Location and Contact details


Colchester General Hospital
Turner Road
Colchester
Essex
CO4 5JL

Telephone: 01206 747474

Email: PALS@colchesterhospital.nhs.uk

http://www.colchesterhospital.nhs.uk/index.sh...

Type of organisation

  • NHS Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Trauma Unit
  • Acute Hospital
  • In patient
  • Out patient

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Mar 5, 2013

Further Details

Accident & Emergency
Rapid diagnosis and treatment service for patients who are seriously injured or fall ill. Conditions treated in A&E departments range from suspected broken bones to suspected heart attack. Our A&E is part of the Emergency Department along with the Emergency Assessment Unit.

The Neuro Rehabilitation department is a busy outpatient department. We will accept any client in North East Essex who has a confirmed Neurological diagnosis. The team consists of Nurse Specialists, Physios, OTs, Neuro Psychologist, and some speech and language cover

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Acute Medical Care yes no no yes
Advice yes no no yes
Clinical psychology yes no no yes
Neuropsychology yes no no yes
Nursing yes no no yes
Occupational Therapy yes no no yes
Physiotherapy yes no no yes
Psychology yes no no yes
Speech & Language Therapy yes no no yes
National = country wide, Regional = offering a service within 150 miles, Local = offering a service within 50 miles

This service adheres to the following Regulatory Frameworks / is affiliated to the following bodies:

CQC inspection passed 12 September 2012

Referrals can be made by

GP yes
Consultant yes
Healthcare Professional no
Self/Advocate/Family no
Other professional eg Social Care/Case Manager no

How are services paid for?

yes Publicly funded - free at point of access
Regularly Sometimes Never
NHS yesnono
Social Care Services nonoyes
Jointly funded by NHS & Social Care Services nonoyes

Typical duration that a service is offered

No Data

This Service was mapped by Eastern Region ABI. See HERE for more information

Services available are defined by the following EHIG Rehabilitation Codes

For an explanation of the codings please click here

FOLLOW UP FOR A MILD HEAD INJURY

[Code 05]
Patient description
Medically stable, requiring 24-48hrs observation prior to communityrehabilitation, (as necessary in a smallminority) with low probability of acute neurological deterioration requiring neurosurgical advice/transfer

Sites
Acute A&E observation ward

Description of rehabilitation input
Assessment and observation –education, emotional and social support.Planned discharge home, sometimeswith outpatient follow up or moves tocode 30 at 48 hours

MEDICAL TREATMENT IN HOSPITAL

[Code 20]
Patient description
Medically unstable – requires general but not neurosurgical critical care.

Sites
Major Trauma Centre/ Trauma Unit/Acute Hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Identifying and addressing early rehab goals before medically stable and transfer of care to rehab team

REHAB IN HOSPITAL

[Code 40]
Patient description
Needs in-patient care due to physical dependency, or the need for specialist therapy equipment, a safe environment, supervision, or intensity of therapy, in a unit with the expertise and experience in rehabilitation of a condition (Level 1)which cannot be provided in a local specialist centre or in the community (Level 2) which cannot be provided in the community.

Sites
Level 1: Regional specialized centre Level 2: Local specialist centre, Acute or community hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Needs inpatient care due to physical dependency, or need for specialist therapy equipment, safe environment, supervision or intensity of therapy which cannot be provided in community

REHAB AT HOME

[Code 70]
Patient description
Medically stable, able to actively participate with and benefit from therapy. Will include spectrum of initial severity of injury with a small minority derived from Code 05 category

Sites
Domiciliary or day hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Interdisciplinary co-ordinated management therapy aimed at community re-integration/inclusion by enhancing independence, wellbeing, & assist return to work/education. In collaboration with Social Services, neuropsychiatry, voluntary and statutory services. Includes treatment of patients in their own homes, or with live-in carers.

BRAIN INJURY CLINIC

[Code 85]
Patient description
Medically stable, living in community, aiming to enter/return to employment

Sites
Outpatient clinic – acute or community hospital or other community location

Description of rehabilitation input
Multidisciplinary diagnostic and triage clinic, including expert medical input, with specialist brain injury nurse and/or neuropsychological assessment and support and follow-along available. Education, emotional and social support, both for patient and family. Liaison with/advice to GP and employer.

This service is defined by the NMDS (National Minimum Data Set) codes as:

For an explanation of the NMDS, please click here

Level 3A (other local specialist services): Treat patients with Category C needs and is led/supported by consultants trained in specialties other than rehabilitation medicine

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