Glenside Annual Conference (July 2018)

Course title Glenside Annual Conference 2018 Date(s) 5 July 2018 Location Ark Conference Centre, Basingstoke RG24 9NN Fees NHS/Charities: FREE          Non-NHS: £60 per delegate   Piecing it together: neurorehabilitation and complex care in 2018 and beyond This one day conference, to be held at the Ark Conference Centre in Basingstoke on Thursday … Continue reading “Glenside Annual Conference (July 2018)”

An introduction to the Bobath Concept (July, August, September 2018)

Course title BBTA – an introduction to the Bobath Concept Date(s) 14 – 15 July; 18 – 19 August; 15 – 16 September 2018 Location Glenside, Salisbury SP2 0QD Fees Early-bird £350 (to 20 April) / £450 per delegate / £150 individual modules   These BBTA modules are designed to introduce course participants to the … Continue reading “An introduction to the Bobath Concept (July, August, September 2018)”

Raphael Hospital featured on BBC Two (My Amazing Brain)

06 February 2018 – Our sister site, The Raphael Hospital, was featured in the BBC Two Horizon Programme: My Amazing Brain – Richard’s War.

Rebuilding a life following traumatic brain injury

Terry In January 2012, Terry aged 44, sustained a traumatic brain injury following a road traffic accident whilst living in Brunei. A CT scan of Terry’s brain showed a right temporo parietal fracture and right parieto-occipital fracture. He also had bilateral basal frontal contusions with midline shift to the left. Terry had an emergency right … Continue reading “Rebuilding a life following traumatic brain injury”

Fighting through hard times

Ben Aged 33, following years of drinking and a series of personal crises, went into a coma in 2011. As Ben said “At the time, I was a hopeless alcoholic”. He tried various ways to stop drinking, but couldn’t manage it. Ben spent almost a month in a coma at Eastbourne District General Hospital. Initially, … Continue reading “Fighting through hard times”

From surviving to thriving with Guillain-Barré syndrome

Jemma In February 2015, following a viral throat infection, Jemma suffered from Guillain-Barré syndrome. Within hours, she went rapidly downhill and became paralysed – her body had effectively shut down and she was unable to breathe or move. Guillain Barré is a rare and serious condition of the peripheral nervous system and occurs when the … Continue reading “From surviving to thriving with Guillain-Barré syndrome”

The small things matter: independent living

Sara Following a cardiac arrest, Sara was initially treated in Poole hospital. She was then admitted to Glenside in February 2008, before transferring to Horizon Close in 2009. The residents of Horizon Close each live in a private bungalow, with ensuite bedroom, kitchen and living space with access via their own individual front door, simulating … Continue reading “The small things matter: independent living”

Regaining independence following a road traffic collision

Greg Involved in a road traffic collision in October 2012 and suffered multiple injuries, including a severe TBI, facial fractures, vertebral and peripheral fractures and lung/abdominal injuries. He subsequently developed abdominal sepsis and had an asystolic cardiac arrest. Following this, he became tetraplegic secondary to critical illness axonal polyneuropathy. Initially treated at Frenchay Hospital in … Continue reading “Regaining independence following a road traffic collision”

Fighting for life after multi-organ failure

David Having developed necrotising fasciitis in March 2014 after falling on a tree stump, David’s health rapidly deteriorated and he went into multi-organ failure resulting in a cardiac arrest and a hypoxic brain injury. He was initially treated at East Surrey Hospital. David was admitted in a low awareness state to the neuro rehabilitation unit … Continue reading “Fighting for life after multi-organ failure”

Living through a spontaneous subarachnoid haemorrhage

Bex In May 2014, following a (grade 5) spontaneous subarachnoid haemorrhage, with bilateral frontal delayed cerebral ischaemia, and aneurysms in the anterior communicating and middle cerebral arteries, Bex was left with neurological impairments affecting both her physical and cognitive functioning. Bex completed an initial neuropsychological assessment at Frenchay hospital. The outcome was to focus on … Continue reading “Living through a spontaneous subarachnoid haemorrhage”