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University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire




Location and Contact details


University Hospital
Clifford Bridge Road
Coventry
Warwickshire
CV2 2DX

Telephone: 024 7696 4000

http://www.uhcw.nhs.uk/

Type of organisation

  • NHS Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Major Trauma Centre
  • Acute Hospital
  • In patient
  • Out patient

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Nov 2, 2012

Further Details

The specialist neurological rehabilitation service is provided across two sites University Hospital, Coventry and Royal Leamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital (RLSRH) and the staff are employed by UHCW NHS Trust. The team consists of three consultants in neurological rehabilitation, specialist registrar in rehabilitation medicine, clinical neuro-psychologist and clinical specialists in neuro-physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and rehabilitation nursing.

We have both inpatients on the neurosciences ward 42 at UHCW and Campion ward at RLSRH. We also have outpatients at both sites.

Campion ward is one of the very few units in UK with expertise in caring and providing specialist rehabilitation programme to patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states following acquired brain injury.

Neurological conditions can have a profound affect on a person. Cognitive, emotional, communicative and/or physical difficulties may be experienced which impact on all aspects of their lives and that of their family and loved ones.

Appropriate input at the right time from a specialist team of clinical staff is vitally important in reducing impairment and coping with lasting effects. Our staff have the expertise to help even the most complex patients regain and acquire new skills to maximise their independence as much as possible through targeting to reduce their limitation of activities and restriction in participation.

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Acute Medical Care yes no no yes
Advice yes no yes yes
Clinical psychology yes no no yes
Neurology 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
Rehabilitation Consultant 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:

NHS Service

Referrals can be made by

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

How are services paid for?

yes Publicly funded - individually commissioned
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 West Midlands ABI Forum. 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

SPECIALIST REHAB IN HOSPITAL

[Code 30]
Patient description
Potentially medically unstable, but does not require critical care - unable to actively participate due to PTA, confusion, rejection, agitation, or low awareness state.

Sites
Major Trauma Centre/ Trauma Unit/Acute Hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Needs inpatient care and treatment, and environmental and behavioural management, for physical dependency and confusion, and continuous clinical assessment (nursing, medical, therapy) to detect deterioration and prevent avoidable complications, and to facilitate optimal timing of rehab input and referral to next rehab programme.

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

A BRAIN INJURY REHAB UNIT

[Code 60]
Patient description
Medically stable, but low awareness or response persists beyond eg 3 weeks after sedation withdrawn, ICP corrected and medically stable. Able to benefit from medical and physical therapy to prevent complications and support recovery.

Sites
Community hospital or specialist inpatient

Description of rehabilitation input
Assessment/active rehabilitation phase which needs to be distinguished from long term care, although planning care increasingly important aim after some (eg 6) months. Patients may go to active participation unit if they improve sufficiently.

CONTINUING REHAB WHEN YOU NEED IT

[Code 100]
Patient description
Medically stable, but permanent disability

Sites
Domiciliary, residential or nursing home, respite unit

Description of rehabilitation input
Life long prevention of avoidable complications involving residual physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural problems, on a domiciliary, outpatient or respite basis.

SOMEONE TO TALK TO

[Code 110]
Patient description
Information and guidance over a continuum. Family support and outreach. Advocacy

Sites
All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Information and guidance over a continuum. Family support and outreach. Advocacy

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

For an explanation of the NMDS, please click here

Level 2 (local specialist rehabilitation services): Treat patients with Category B needs (and some Category A needs) and is led/supported by a consultant trained and accredited in rehabilitation medicine

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