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Community Services

FALLS SERVICE

  • We provide specialist assessment and advice to people who have suffered falls.  If you have had a fall we will look at all the possible causes in order to prevent further falls occurring.  This may involve home safety advice, an exercise programme to improve your strength and balance and medical assessment.  We encourage older people to lead active independent lives.

 

NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION

  • We provide support and advice to people leaving hospital after suffering a stroke.  This includes providing community follow-up, on-going rehabilitation and home reviews.  The team also provides multidisciplinary out-patient services for patients following stroke and provides assessment and treatment for a wide range of neurological conditions including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's and Head Injury.

 

COMMUNITY REHABILITATION

  • We are a multi-disciplinary team who undertake assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for people with complex needs or who require support after leaving hospital.

 

DOMICILIARY PHYSIOTHERAPY

  • We provide full Physiotherapy assessment and treatment for patients in their own home (including residential and nursing homes and community hospitals).

 

DOMICILIARY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

  • We provide functional assessment and rehabilitation programmes for patients in their own home and community hospitals.

 

COMMUNITY HOSPTALS IN-PATIENT THERAPY SERVICE:

  • We provide a rehabilitation programme to those patients referred from either a rehab ward on the acute sites or following GP admission to hospital.  This may be related to a variety of clinical problems including orthopaedic, neurological, falls history or problems of the elderly.
  • We aim to provide rehabilitation so you can re-gain as much independence as possible in order to return home.

 

'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham