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Post-acute specialist neurorehabilitation services for brain and spinal injury at Woodlands in York

Dr Derar Badwan is the Lead Consultant to Woodlands. An interdisciplinary team including Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, a neuropsychologist, nurses and rehabilitation assistants provide rehabilitation at Woodlands. Physiotherapists work in a fully equipped gym with a hydrotherapy pool.There are 24 en-suite bedrooms and three further rooms forming a transitional living flat.

Since 2013, Woodlands has provided a specialist four-bed spinal service for ventilated patients. The transitional ventilated unit (TVU) is lead by Mr Firas Jamil, a Consultant in Spinal Injuries and Director of the Yorkshire Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield. Specialist nurses also provide care for those who are minimally conscious or in a state of low arousal. Residents with ongoing nursing needs resulting from diabetes, epilepsy, open wounds and those with stoma, tracheostomy or feeding tubes can also be supported.

Disability management and longer-term support is provided for those with progressive neurological conditions such as Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and Parkinson’s disease. Woodlands also provides enhanced respite care for those who are living at home but would like to maintain their independence. In addition, an outpatient service for non residents is available for those who need the support and expertise of therapy staff.

Woodlands Neurological Rehabilitation Centre sits in three and a half acres of mature landscaped gardens - an idyllic place for rehabilitation and respite care, which is just 1.5 miles from York city centre, close to local shops and public transport.

Woodlands is a Headway Approved Provider 2017-2019. You can read more about the Approved Provider scheme on the Headway website.

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The services at Woodlands include: 

  • Neurological rehabilitation  
  • Neurobehavioural rehabilitation
  • Spinal injury rehabilitation including ventilated care
  • Specialist nursing
  • Rehabilitation and management of progressive neurological conditions
  • Long-term maintenance
  • Day care 
  • Respite care 
  • Community support/outreach 

The Christchurch strategy is to empower people to access and benefit from occupational, social and educational pursuits, and achieve full participation and inclusion in community life. The company’s service ethos is based on integrity, transparency, compassion and positivity.

You can read the latest CQC report for Woodlands York by following the link below. You can also read and leave a public review of our services by following the link below to the Woodlands listing on the NHS Choices website.

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