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Queens Hospital, Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hopsitals NHS Trust




Location and Contact details


Queens Hospital
Rom Valley Way
Romford
Essex
RM7 0AG

Telephone: 01708 435000

Email: PALS@bhrhospitals.nhs.uk

http://www.bhrhospitals.nhs.uk/neuro/neuro4a....

Type of organisation

  • NHS Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Trauma Unit
  • Acute Hospital
  • In patient
Neurosciences Centre

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Oct 25, 2012

Further Details

The Neurosurgical unit at Queen's hospital offers treatment of a wide spectrum of disorders of the brain, the spine and peripheral nerves in adults. The unit provides the regional neurosurgical service for Essex and its environs.

We are based in a state of the art hospital completed in 2006 with a dedicated neuro-intensive care unit , theatre suite and ward. The neurosurgical team works closely with our colleagues in the allied neurosciences of neurology, neuroradiology, neurophysiology, neuropathology and neuropsychology. Apart from treating patients we have an important role in training junior surgeons, in teaching undergraduate students and in contributing to neurosurgical research.

The Unit has expanded in recent years to a complement of seven Consultant Neurosurgeons covering all the key neurosurgical subspecialties.

The Integrated Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy team provide specialist acute assessment and early rehabilitation for patients following a neurological injury or insult. The Occupational Therapy team evaluate patients' previous level of function and determine needs for discharge home and develop independence in activities of daily living. Physiotherapists assess and mobilise patients post-operatively, developing specific rehabilitation programs in addition to providing chest care for critically ill neurosurgical patients. The team has strong links throughout the Essex Region and with Neuroscience colleagues in London.

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Acute Medical Care yes no yes yes
Advice yes no yes yes
Clinical psychology yes no yes yes
Neuropsychiatry yes no yes yes
Neuropsychology yes no yes yes
Neurosurgical Care yes no yes yes
Nursing yes no yes yes
Occupational Therapy yes no yes yes
Physiotherapy yes no yes yes
Psychiatry yes no yes yes
Psychology yes no yes yes
Speech & Language Therapy yes no yes 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 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

NEURO-SURGERY

[Code 10]
Patient description
Identifying and addressing early rehab goals before medically stable and transfer of care to rehab team

Sites
Major Trauma Centre/ Trauma Unit

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

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

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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