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Rushcliffe Care Group - Matthews Neuro
Rushcliffe Care Group - Matthews Neuro
Rushcliffe Care Group - Matthews Neuro
Rushcliffe Care Group - Matthews Neuro

Matthews Neuro

Matthews Neuro, Epinal Way, Loughborough, Leicestershire
Telephone: 01509 217666 Fax: 01509 262710

Matthews Neurological Unit

Matthews Unit has 'a specialist remit' coupled with an experienced and motiivated MDT, provides up to 38 placements with tailor-made rehabilitation packages for people with Neurological Diseases, Acquired Brain Injury or Terminal Illness. The expert Multi Disciplinary Team comprises a Nursing medical team, Neuropsychologist, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Speech and Language Therapist proving specialist 24/7 support. We also have input from our specialist consultant. There is also a full time activities coordinator who works with the individual and the multidisciplinary team in planning, implementing and reviewing activity programmes informed by what is meaningful to the individual, and the therapeutic rational that underpins the activity.

 

The multidisciplinary team has an emphasis on measurable outcomes (both long and short term) all packages of care are predetermined, person specific and have an on-going assessment process to determine outcomes. MDT meet regularly to review residents’ needs and / or progress, with resident and relative participation viewed as the norm. The gym and hydrotherapy pool are dedicated facilities for use by individuals who have specifically tailored therapy programmes to meet within their rehabilitation or continuing care outcomes. Separate review / consulting rooms are available for sessional work and the residents are encouraged to join in the activities’ timetables throughout the week.

            

Types of service delivered

·         Active Rehabilitation-Individuals who are medically stable, able to participate with and benefit from intensive therapy and specialist equipment. 

·         Slow Stream Rehabilitation-Individuals who are medically stable, but low awareness or response persists but where assessment/rehabilitation phase is distinguished from long term care. 

·         Maintenance care- Individuals who are medically stable but with permanent disability. 

What is specialist care at Matthews Unit? (Conceptual framework)

Our unit philosophy is ‘PUTTING PEOPLE AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING WE DO’. Because individuals at Matthews Unit with long term neurological conditions present a diverse and specialist range of needs, the staff team at Matthews Unit strives to provide specialist therapeutic care by working collaboratively with individuals, their family and the inter-agency team in identifying specific areas of need, planning and implementing therapeutic care interventions and monitoring the effectiveness of these interventions. 

 

In providing specialist therapeutic care, we aim to embody and make a reality of this by;

 

    • Having professional values
    • Ensuring that those values are enacted and adhered to by having professional approaches to and using nationally recognised models of care.
    • Having in place, systems that will ensure quality and accountability of the care provided.
    • Having in place a staff training schedule that reflects and promotes the values, approaches and processes used.
    • Having in place effective and efficient system of communication, documentation of audit/evalutation to ensure quality of service provided.

  THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK

  

To enquire about joining Matthews Unit this can be done in a number of ways-

·         Phone the unit directly for an informal chat and arrange a visit to the unit.

·         A referral through a social worker or case manager who make all arrangements for you.

·         Email: matthews@rushcliffecare.co.uk