Neuro Rehabilitation Centre at Goole
The Neuro Rehabilitation Centre at Goole is a specialist service that accepts individuals in the post-acute phase of their injury who may still need a high level of medical and nursing input.
The multidisciplinary team (MDT) work with individuals who have a range of cognitive, physical, medical, emotional and behavioural needs following a severe brain injury, as well as other neurological conditions including Guillain-Barre syndrome and multiple sclerosis.
Rehabilitation is based on a person centred approach and focuses on supporting patients and their families, with an individual rehabilitation plan, designed and developed to meet the diverse and changing needs that present post injury or illness.
The centre is led by a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine which enables us to provide services for individuals who require a high level of nursing and medical input e.g. who have a tracheostomy; require specialist treatment for contractures including botulinum toxin, serial casting and thermoplastic splinting, or who are in states of minimal consciousness.
We have 24 hour on site medical cover and can manage acute infection on the ward. The unit has Consultant cover from Dr Platts (Lead clinician) and the other Rehabilitation Medicine Consultant, Dr Riaz. We also have a dedicated team consisting of:
- Speciality doctors
- Registered nurses
- Occupational therapy
- Speech and language therapy
- Therapy assistants
- Rehabilitation support workers
Some of our more able patients use the modern facilities, including the garden, greenhouse and bespoke patient assessment kitchen. There are regular cooking and gardening groups and a weekly breakfast club. We are integrated with the local community, accessing local shops and training opportunities at Waterways museum, and the Courtyard at Goole. We also provide Vocational Rehab for patients who wish to return to employment, and liaise with employers, colleges etc.
Evidence-based clinical outcome measures are used to assess and monitor the progress of our patients – these include Functional Independence Measure/ Functional Assessment Measure (FIM/FAM), Goal Attainment Scale (GAS), Rehabilitation Complexity Scale (RCS), Northwick Park Dependency Scale (NPDS), Northwick Park Care Needs Assessment (NPCNA) to the Modified Overt Aggression Scale (MOAS). We can undertake the Sensory Modality Assessment and Rehabilitation Technique (SMART), and similar assessments for those in a minimally conscious states.
We are very proud of our Person-Centred Rehabilitation process, and we adapt our Rehabilitation Model to each individual.
Referrals should be made directly to Neuro Rehabilitation Centre at Goole . We accept referrals from a wide range of agencies including health, social services, medico-legal and other specialist providers.
Goole Neuro Rehabilitation Centre