Some people may be recovering from the effects of the treatment they have had, and others may be living with a permanent change in their functional ability.
The rehabilitation team uses its specialist knowledge to improve your symptoms, such as pain, and strength or provide advice or equipment to help you adapt to your new situation. We also support your family by listening to their concerns and advising them on practical issues that may help you.
Following an extensive modernisation programme, the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Departments have been brought together to promote a rehabilitative approach in palliative care, in our new Rehabilitation Department.
The services we offer include:
- Breathlessness management
- Fatigue management
- Pain management
- Manual handling advice
People diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. Patients can attend as an outpatient or be assessed and attend when an inpatient or from the day services department.
We accept referrals from any healthcare professional involved with your care. They usually either complete a referral form or provide a letter with details about you and your problems.
Assessment by a physiotherapist or occupational therapist. Various treatment options will be discussed and planned such as physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, advice on managing symptoms such as pain, sweats and mobility problems. The overall aim is to help people achieve their individualised goals and improve quality of life.