Neurorehabilitation unit NRU multidisciplinary team 

The NRU has a multidsciplinary team approach to patient care - the team has expertise in neurorehabilitation and work toegether to develop plans to meet individual patient's needs. 

The team comprises:

Consultant neurologists

He / she manages overall patient progress during a patient's stay as well as managing any medical problems and helps to co-ordinate overall treatment.

Nursing team

The nursing team will help encourage the patient move towards as independent lifestyle as possible.  Their 24 hour support and encouragement, in close liaison with other NRU team members, helps patients to continue rehabilitation programmes beyond therapy sessions.  Nurses are also available to discuss any problems patients may have with bladder and bowel difficulties and can make referrals to the hosptial contence advisor and urologist if this is required.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists will address difficulties with body movement and help patients achieve the greatest level of physical activity after leaving the unit.

Occupational therapy

Neurological conditions may mean that some patients may have problems with practicalities of daily life such as dressing, doing household chores or cooking meals.  Occupational therapists work with patients to identify areas of difficulty and devise a treatment programme to overcome these problems.

Speech and language therapy

Speech and language terhapy assess and treat people with communication and / or swallowing disorders - they may be involved in finding better ways of communication or retraining the muscles used to speak and swallow.

Dietician

Our dietician will advise advise you on diets and special foods to help achieve optimum nutrition.  She will also work closely with the speech and language therapists to help people with swallowing problems.

Psychology

Our psychologists help patients who have difficulties with memory, concentration or thought processing skills.

Social worker

Our social worker provides help and advice regarding housing, employment, finances and benefits.  She alos provides an opportunity for patients to express and explore thoughts and feelings about their disabilities.

Psychotherapy

Patients may benefit from a more formal opportunity for counselling.