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Relocation of inpatient Neuro-rehabilitation

 

What happened? 

In 2017 we worked with Bolton CCG on the re-provision of the inpatient Neuro-rehabilitation service.

This service helps people with serious brain injuries and other neurological conditions to continue their recovery after they no longer need urgent medical attention. 

We involved people by:

  • Meeting with patients, families and carers on the ward
  • Holding a public consultation which was available in paper and online
  • Holding two public meetings during the consultation
  • Distributing the consultation in our engagement newsletter, via Patient Participation Groups and the Third Sector Assembly
  • Meeting with representatives from the Greater Manchester Neurological Alliance

 

What difference did people make?

Both CCGs made the decision for the service to move to Trafford General Hospital and all patients were safely transferred to the new location in early 2017. Click here for more information about this.

The consultation outcome report is below:

During the consultation there were some concerns about the service moving out of area. One of the main concerns was how patients, families and carers would travel to this new location. There were a number of actions identified from the engagement work:

  • Ascertaining that all bus routes that went to Trafford General Hospital were accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Developing patient information
  • Facilitating visits to the new ward prior to the move
  • Trafford also worked with the Greater Manchester Neurological Alliance on a welcome party

There were also concerns raised about the impact on families and loved ones of having to travel out of the Borough. The CCG agreed to put financial assistance in place to pay for taxi journeys for families of patients who transferred over to Trafford General Hospital with the service, until they were discharged.

 

What’s next?

All patients safely transferred with the service. No further engagement work is planned around this service.

 

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