Why a new Centre is fundamental to our health and wellbeing.
The numerous services below are not always as high in public profile as say some treatments for Cancer.
• Occupational Therapy
• Cardiac Rehabilitation
• Chronic Pain
• Pain Services
• Stroke & Neuro Rehabilitation
• Cancer Survivorship
• Trauma & Orthopaedics
• Ankylosing Spondylitis
• Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
• Hand Service
• Pulmonary Rehabilitation
• Speech & Language Therapy
• Dementia outreach
• Staff support service
• Acute rehabilitation
However, if you are one of the 75,000 people we currently treat each year in these Departments, they are essential to the nurturing of your recovery, treatment and management of long-term conditions — and they are fundamental to nearly all patient ‘journeys’ through the hospital.
Our current facilities for these services are out of date, dispersed across the hospital, on two different sites and do not complement or help facilitate the hospital’s aims for achieving the highest quality of clinical care.
A well designed, patient centred environment is essential for supporting the healing process. We have learnt from our Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care just how central an exceptional building design is to improving the patient experience and clinical outcomes — a key part of our holistic approach. Our aspiration is to now replicate the design quality and philosophy of the Dyson Centre throughout new building projects within the hospital.
The expertise of the RNHRD in respect of Rheumatology, Chronic Fatigue, Research and other services has immense international standing and recognition. The whole ethos of the new RNHRD and Brownsword Therapies Centre will be to bring these and acute services together, promoting health and wellbeing and inspiring our patients through the provision of the optimal patient experience.
Dr Raj Sengupta, Consultant Rheumatologist at the RNHRD
“The numerous services planned to be collocated in the new building are not always as high in public profile as say some treatments for Cancer. However, if you are one of the 75,000 people that will be treated in the new RNHRD and Brownsword Therapies Centre, they are essential to the nurturing of your recovery or treatment – they are fundamental to nearly all patient ‘journeys’ through the hospital.”