St George’s opens the largest specialist neurorehabilitation centre in London
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust opened the largest specialist neurorehabilitation centre in London last week.
The Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre, which has been relocated from its original site in Wimbledon to Queen Mary’s Hospital, was designed with the help of service users and hosts 36 inpatient beds. These beds will provide specialist rehabilitative care for adults who have acquired neurological conditions resulting in physical or psychological disabilities; including patients who have had strokes, traumatic injuries to the brain and spine or those who have long-term conditions like multiple sclerosis. The Wolfson Centre will also provide specialist outpatient services and a day case cognitive assessment programme.
Effective rehabilitation needs to have a multi-disciplinary approach. Patients at the Wolfson will receive treatment with input from physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, specialist consultants, neuropsychologists, neuropsychiatrists and occupational therapists.
Patients benefit from specialist rehabilitation nursing, which helps them to help themselves. With this in mind, there is a strong focus on goals at the Wolfson. Patients are encouraged to set themselves challenges that will help them to get home and our staff will support patients and their families in achieving these required milestones.
Justine Greening, MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields, who officially opened the Wolfson Centre said, “The new Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre is an excellent facility which is vital in providing specialist rehabilitation for patients with neurological conditions such as strokes and brain injuries.
“The new site really offers patients an environment where they can recover and focus on getting their independence back, supported by fantastic staff. It is great to have such a high quality service based locally and adds to the already important work Queen Mary’s Hospital has done for so long rehabilitating people who’ve suffered limb loss.”
Miles Scott, Chief Executive of St George’s said, “I am delighted that we have been able to show so many people around the Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre so they can see for themselves the quality of care we provide here and the excellent facilities and setting.
“Everything at the Wolfson is geared to getting people back to their best after a life-changing brain injury or illness. We are proud to play such an important part in their recovery.”