New developments at Willowbeck

Major redevelopment works are in place at Sheffield care home, Willowbeck. Already providing care to adults with complex needs, the specialist home will soon provide 18 additional beds equipped to provide spinal injury rehabilitation and an extended pathway of care.

An all new spinal injury rehabilitation unit, is a welcome alternative to the same care within hospitals. Many individuals who face life after a spinal injury, will be able to receive quality care within Willowbeck – expert nurses are skilled in providing rehabilitation, tracheostomy management and ventilated care. Having the new unit within Willowbeck will often mean individuals receive more personalised care and potentially make more progress, as they are in a home setting.

Supported by multi-disciplinary teams, Willowbeck will provide physiotherapy, speech and language therapy – as well as all new art and neural music therapy.

Claire Taylor said: ‘Our new Spinal Injury Rehabilitation unit has been developed to provide acute hospital care in a community setting. Willowbeck is a home from home environment, where patients can recover away from the often highly-charged acute spinal units. Our specialist staff provide holistic, person-centred care for people recovering from often devastating spinal injuries, with a clear focus on achieving outcomes and reaching goals.”

In addition to the spinal injury unit, the Willowbeck redevelopment will provide more people with brain and spinal injuries and complex disabilities a transitional pathway of care and rehabilitation in the community. The Willowbeck team will work together with service users and families to develop outcome-focussed nursing care, with art and music therapy to restore choice and independence in an environment ideal for rehabilitation and recovery. This includes care for individuals requiring tracheostomy management and ventilated care.

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