- Neuro rehabilitation pathway
- Neuro behavioural pathway
Both pathways provide specialist care to those with:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Acquired brain injury
- Post-traumatic amnesia
- Progressive neurological conditions
Based on their individual needs, patients may move along, or between pathways, and can be admitted or discharged at any stage of their rehabilitation journey. Patient progress is constantly monitored by our multi-disciplinary team to ensure they are in the best environment to suit their needs.
Key: The coloured icons reflect the range of services available in each of our settings:
Complex care is provided for adults with high physical dependency requiring specialist nursing care.
Specialist rehabilitation is provided to adults with a brain injury or complex neurological condition by a Consultant led MDT team.
Behavioural management provides nursing care for adults with complex cognitive, physical, behaviour and emotional support needs and for those detained under the Mental Health Act.
Neuro palliative care provides nursing support for those who require longer term care during the later stages of a progressive neurological condition.
Progressive neurological conditions this service provides specialist nursing care and support for individuals with a progressive neurological condition.
Slow stream rehabilitation is provided for adults who have become more independent, typically after a phase of intensive rehabilitation.
Simulated supported living allows individuals who have become more independent to live in a more home-like setting with therapeutic intervention, as required.
The Neuro-Rehabilitation pathway
For many patients, their rehabilitation journey begins within the Hospital Neuro-Rehabilitation Unit (NRU) in Salisbury, led by a consultant in rehabilitation medicine for an assessment and diagnosis. This purpose built facility, was designed to provide an intensive multi-disciplinary rehabilitation service, focusing on patient-centred goals. The NRU is able to provide 24 hour care for patients with complex needs including those who are ventilator-dependent or require tracheostomy weaning.
The neuro-rehabilitation pathway continues from the hospital and provides care for individuals with high psychical dependency and complex health needs in a range of homes. Newton House provides longer term high dependency care for those with a disorder of consciousness; Kennet and Langford provide specialist nursing and therapy for those with progressive neurological conditions and / or care for individuals with a disorder of consciousness.
The Neuro-Behavioural pathway is specifically designed to help those with challenging behaviour
Initial assessment and treatment is offered within The Hospital Neuro-Behavioural Unit (NBU) in Salisbury, led by a Consultant in Neuropsychiatry, and with a multi-disciplinary team which includes mental health, learning disability and general trained nurses. Individuals can be admitted whilst detained under the Mental Health Act.
The neuro-behavioural pathway also includes step down rehabilitation within Old Vicarage and Limetree facilities, which focus on supporting patients with mild to moderate challenging behaviour to develop socially acceptable behaviour strategies through a variety of activities and positive behavioural support.
Within both pathways, Horizon Close offers 10 individual bungalows with pre-discharge support in a simulated supported living environment and Farnborough is a slow stream residential service, where a range of accommodation encourages service users further along in their rehabilitation to regain the skills they need to return to independent living.