We have a multi-disciplinary team consisting of a Ward Manager,
registered medical officer or staff grade with consultant support
from the acute sector, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational
Therapists, Support Workers and administrators the team is
supported by pharmacy on a regular basis with access to the
specialist community services as required.
You will be greeted by a Nurse on arrival who will complete an
assessment of your current abilities; your previous abilities and
what would need to be achieved in order to enable you to go home
safely. We will then work with you and your family to plan
how your needs will be best met.
We will estimate an expected date of discharge after your first
assessment which will take into consideration current and previous
abilities, home circumstances and level of support anticipated.
This date is to help the patient and the team to make plans in
relation to your treatment and care; it will be reviewed regularly
and adjusted according to recovery and progress.
Where appropriate we will involve the support of specialist
services such as Dietetics, Consultant Nurses and the Mental Health
We will work with you to help you regain the maximum
independence possible. We take consideration your emotional; social
and physical wellbeing when planning your long term needs in at
home. We will discuss you needs and options with you and with your
consent, we may also involve your relatives or carer.
You will be admitted to Ailesbury Ward following a referral from
a health professional, for example your GP or hospital doctor.