By Kevin Unitt 15/08 Updated: 15/08 14:54
A HOSPITAL in Leamington, recognised as one of the finest in the country for treating brain injuries, is set for a
£6.2 million revamp.
The Royal Leamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital, based in Heathcote Lane, was recently declared a 'level one'' specialised neurological rehabilitation service, one of just ten units in the country which can meet the complex needs of patients with serious brain injuries.
And to build on the success South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust – which runs the hospital - has approved the multi-million pound development programme which includes a new two-storey state-of-the-art inpatient facility to increase the quality of care, and also the number of beds available from 30 to 40.
Glen Burley, trust chief executive, said “I am pleased that we have been able to work with the Strategic Health
Authority to secure this investment for the unit. Their work is remarkable and I am delighted that with this investment more patients will benefit from these services.”
And the trust has also teamed up with the Helen Ley Care Centre - recently taken over by Castel Froma - to increase the number of ‘step out beds’ - allowing multiple sclerosis patients who require less intensive care to be discharged from hospital to a residential care setting.
Mr Burley added: "The additional beds at the Helen Ley Centre will ensure that more patients are able to be treated by our specialist team at the rehabilitation hospital."
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