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Hospital unveils new facilities for patients suffering with brain conditions

PUBLISHED: 16:04 09 January 2018

Refurbishments to All Hallows in Ditchingham. Picture: All Hallows

Refurbishments to All Hallows in Ditchingham. Picture: All Hallows

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A care facility has upgraded its services with the addition of a new rehabilitation ward for brain conditions.

A sensory garden at All Hallows in Ditchingham. Picture: All Hallows Healthcare Trust A sensory garden at All Hallows in Ditchingham. Picture: All Hallows Healthcare Trust

The management team at All Hallows Hospital in Ditchingham reacted to the news that its local Clinical Commissioning Group had withdrawn funding for community hospital beds by turning its attention to neurological services.

For the past few months, the hospital has been refurbishing areas of its site, including the addition of a neurological rehabilitation ward.

The facility will provide a range of care services for people diagnosed with brain injuries, stroke patients and those with other neurological disorders.

Alongside this, improvements have been carried out to the lounge area, as well as the addition of a sensory garden, a sensory room and a multi-denominational chapel.

Refurbishments to All Hallows in Ditchingham. Picture: All Hallows Refurbishments to All Hallows in Ditchingham. Picture: All Hallows

A spokesman for All Hallows said: “The environment is designed to create the right technical facilities and an atmosphere which is welcoming and friendly, with a homely feel.

“Patients have their own rooms and there are two communal areas for dining.”

The specialist neurological rehabilitation service was added to the range of services already on offer, ensuring it can offer second tier rehabilitative in-patient care for those suffering with brain conditions.

The spokesman added: “This new service provides a range of individualised therapy programmes to help patients regain the highest possible level of function and independence and to prepare them for home.”

Refurbishments to All Hallows in Ditchingham. Picture: All Hallows Refurbishments to All Hallows in Ditchingham. Picture: All Hallows

The facility is run by the All Hallows Healthcare Trust, which is also responsible for the All Hallows Nursing Home in Bungay.

In its most recent inspection from the Care Quality Commission, the service as rated as good across the board, with all five of the inspected areas - safety, effectiveness, leadership, responsiveness and caring - receiving good ratings.

The inspection, which was carried out in July, signified a big turnaround for the Trust, which, a year ago, was rated as inadequate.

The report, published on January 25, said improvements were required in how effective and how caring services were.

However, the follow-up inspection, the results of which were published on August 22, judged it to be good in all areas, acknowledging its improvement.

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