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Neurological Rehabilitation Service

 

We provide physiotherapy and occupational therapy for patients aged 16 and over with acute and long term neurological conditions such as stroke, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease.

We have MS/PD/MND specialist nurses fully integrated with the team and can provide clinic appointments and home visits across Great Yarmouth and Waveney. Interpretation and translation services can be arranged for service users.

Our physiotherapy staff work across these sites. You should always be able to talk to a physiotherapist between 8.30am and 4.00pm.

We hold information groups for newly diagnosed patients. These offer practical support and advice with the aim of helping people self-manage their condition as much as possible. Future sessions will be advertised here.

We also hold self-management groups supporting patients to self-manage their conditions in conjunction with patient support groups and the Neurology nurses who form part of the Integrated community neurology team.

In addition, talks to patient support groups are held on a regular basis including offering a monthly seated exercise class in the Lowestoft area during the Parkinson’s disease support group meeting.

 

REFERRALS

Patients can be referred to this service by a consultant neurologist, GP or health professional or, if you are already known to the service, you can contact us again by filling in our referral formPlease ensure you send all information regarding investigations, medications, interpreter need and transport need.

 

Referral Guidance

 

The ECCH neurological rehab service has an outpatient and community facility only.  Referrals are accepted from any Health Professional.

The ECCH neurological rehab service does not have day care facilities.

 

Exclusion Criteria

  • Aggressive/behavioural problems that would disrupt the service
  • Not for day care – session based

 

Inclusion Criteria

  • 16+ years of age
  • Potential to benefit from multidisciplinary rehabilitation or support
  • Able to tolerate rehabilitation
  • Patient of ECCH
  • Suffering from a neurological condition 

 

Nurse

Physio / OT

Confirmed Diagnosis

MS / PD / MND

Any neurological condition

 

Multi-Disciplinary assessment will be carried out by the following:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Neurology Nurse Specialist

And may include

  • Speech and language therapy
  • Dietician
  • Podiatry

 

The ICNT operate a long term conditions review system and patients who are known to the service are able to self refer back in if needed.

 

USEFUL LINKS

Parkinson’s UK

Multiple Sclerosis Society

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Stroke Association

Muscular dystrophy Association

Ataxia UK

PSP Association

Multiple System Atrophy Trust