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Colchester Hospital Neuro Rehabilitation




Location and Contact details


Colchester hospital university foundation trust
Turner Rd
Colchester
Essex
CO4 5JL

Telephone: 0120674 2525

Type of organisation

  • NHS Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Out patient

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Dec 6, 2011

Further Details

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
Neuropsychology yes no no yes
Nursing yes no no yes
Occupational Therapy yes no no yes
Physiotherapy 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:



Referrals can be made by

GP yes
Consultant yes
Healthcare Professional yes
Self/Advocate/Family yes
Other professional eg Social Care/Case Manager yes

How are services paid for?

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

Typical duration that a service is offered

Each patient is assessed individually, and it depends very much on rehab potential. We set goals with target dates.

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

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.

SUPPORT AT HOME

[Code 115]
Patient description
Medically stable. Able to live in the community alone or with others.

Sites
Client's home/the community

Description of rehabilitation input
Enablement, support and care to develop social skills, stamina, confidence, attention & leisure pursuits, sorting out benefits, day supervision & respite care. Specific attention paid to Community involvement & integration (further education etc), Personal social development and empowerment and structuring activity towards achieving goals. Includes support that may be purchased with a personal budget.

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

For an explanation of the NMDS, please click here

Level 3B (local non-specialist rehabilitation services): Treat patients with Category D needs and can be led by non-medical staff

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