Inpatient elderly rehabilitation services
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The aim of the Inpatient Elderly Rehabilitation Service (IERS) is to provide a multidisciplinary in-patient rehabilitation service which focuses on maximising the functional/physical ability of the patient.
In addition, IERS aims to provide medical interventions in order to diagnose, treat and prevent health problems on an individual patient basis alongside the rehabilitation process. The patient will undergo a full and comprehensive medical and inter-professional assessment on admission which identifies the individual needs of that patient.
The rehabilitation programme and treatment plan will be designed around that assessment. The rehabilitation programme and treatment plan are reviewed at regular intervals by the MDT.
IERS is located on Mary Seacole Ward at QMH and provides the following facilities which are fully compliant with the Department of Health Same Sex Accommodation requirements:
- 42 beds (36 beds are available in 6 x 6 bedded single sex bays with shared en-suite toilet, shower and wash basin and 6 beds are available in single rooms with en-suite toilet, shower and wash basin).
- 2 Day/Dining rooms
- Patient-only PC with internet access
IERS has access to the following facilities which are located in the Brysson Whyte Rehabilitation Unit (BRWU) at QMH:
- Quite therapy area
- Group therapy area
- Rehabilitation Gym
- Activities of Daily Living suite comprising a bathroom, a bedroom and a kitchen
IERS facilitates the Acute Admission Avoidance Pathway delivered by the BRWU.
Referrals 0208 487 6000
All other enquiries Service Administrator 020 8487 6023
The MDT supports the IERS as follows:
- Nursing and HCSW – 24 hours, 7 days a week
- Therapy team – Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, 52 weeks of the year
- Medical staff are available from 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday and ‘on call’ 5pm to 9pm and 9am to 12pm at weekends.
- Louise Backhouse – Head of Nursing
- Dr Harold Lo – Consultant Geriatrician and Clinical Director
The service takes referrals from all local acute trusts and via GPs for admission avoidance pathway. The service has a patient discharge and flow co-ordinator who manages the referral process and access to beds contact details below