This leaflet provides you with information that you will find useful during your stay on Ward 1.
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We would like to welcome you, your family and friends to Ward 1, Walkergate Park.
This leaflet provides you with information which you will find useful during your stay. If you are not sure about anything in this leaflet please ask a member of staff.
Ward 1 is a neuro-behavioural unit which provides specialist assessment, care and rehabilitation. It is based at Walkergate Park, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Ward 1 cares for people with memory, emotional and behavioural problems and both minor and complex physical needs.
Your reason for being on this ward is unique to you. The types of assessments and care will be chosen specifically to meet your needs.
During your stay and in discharge planning, your team will carry out risk assessments to maintain your safety.
When you arrive on the ward you will be welcomed by a member of the healthcare team. They will explain what will happen during your stay, give you information about the ward and you will have time to settle into the ward.
Your length of stay depends on your personal needs. Your goals and length of stay will be discussed with you.
When you are admitted to the ward, you will be given a personal timetable of therapies and events which are specific to your needs. Your timetable will be fairly quiet during the first few days in order to help you to settle into your new surroundings. After assessment your therapy needs will be discussed with you.
You are the most important person in your rehabilitation. Members of your rehabilitation team will meet regularly with you to discuss your personal goals. Close relatives or friends can help you with goal setting if you wish. If you are not able to do this or do not wish to, it may be appropriate for us to meet with a close relative or friend to do this on your behalf.
Regular team review meetings will be offered to give you and your family/friends an opportunity to discuss your progress and to talk to the whole team involved in your rehabilitation.
Staff can arrange an interpreter if you need one.
If you want to make a comment, suggestion, compliment or complaint you can:
• talk to the people directly involved in your care
• ask a member of staff for a feedback form, or complete a form on the Trust website www.cntw.nhs.uk (click on the ‘Contact Us’ tab)
• telephone the Complaints Department 0191 245 6672
• email firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that information sent to the Trust via email is sent at your own risk
• We are always looking at ways to improve services. Your feedback allows us to monitor the quality of our services and act upon issues that you bring to our attention.
You can provide feedback in the following ways:
- the quickest way for you to do this is to complete our short online survey at www.cntw.nhs.uk/poy
- complete a Points of You survey, available from staff.
International Centre for Neuro-Rehabilitation and Neuro-Psychiatry
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Ref, PIC/563/1018 October 2018 V4
www.cntw.nhs.uk Tel: 0191 246 7288
Review date 2021