The Portland Hospital is delighted to announce that it will shortly be opening The Portland Hospital's Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit for Children in conjunction with the Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit at the Wellington Hospital. Working closely together the two hospitals will enable HCA to now extend its world renowned rehabilitation services to those under 18.
The Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit at the Wellington Hospital has an international reputation for the highest standard of care and for its patient outcomes. This has been achieved over years by bringing together an outstanding team of consultants, therapists and specialist nurses. The same approach will be implemented within the Portland Unit to ensure the same high standard of treatment and care.
The Portland Hospital's Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit for Children is purpose built and all of the facilities have been adapted to meet the needs of this specialist service. A state of the art gymnasium is located within the heart of the unit. As well as benefiting from the expertise of their sister hospital, (The Wellington Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit), the Portland Unit will benefit from the support of the already established acute services within the hospital such as an Intensive Treatment Unit (ITU), Diagnostic services and comprehensive surgical services.
Situated on the 6th floor of the Portland Hospital the new five-bedded unit will open in February 2009; offering a patient-centred multidisciplinary in-patient programme. The clinical team will mirror the team at the Wellington and will include Neuro Physiotherapists, Neuro Occupational therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Dieticians, Consultants, Resident Medical Officer, Neuropsychologists and Rehabilitation Nurses.
Each patient will be assigned a multidisciplinary team to ensure a seamless patient journey from referral through to discharge. The physical and functional needs of the patient will be assessed to create an individual tailor made programme in order to enable patients to achieve their maximum long term potential and independence.