New Services For Glenside Salisbury

Glenside is delighted to announce the imminent opening of two new services.

Kennet, a hospital ward, and Langford, a nursed residential service, are set to open at the end of this month. The two new purpose built services will add to the established services already at the Salisbury site.

Kennet ward will provide a neuro-rehabilitation service, in a new purpose-built environment, which will provide a parallel service to the existing Bourne ward. The ward, which has 8 beds, will offer high quality individual rehabilitation for adults recovering from a range of neurological conditions, including acquired or traumatic brain injuries, and organically induced conditions.

The opening of Kennet will extend the existing Bourne service to provide a continuing opportunity to support people in reaching their optimum level of independence.

This purpose-built eight-bedroom service will provide:

•             Evidence based cognitive rehabilitation therapy tailored to individual needs

•             Continuing physical, psychological, and functional intervention from our experienced team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, and speech & language therapists

•             A custom-designed environment where people can continue to develop and implement the skills and progress achieved to date, and begin to put these into practice

•             Full nursing and medical support which can replicate community environments

All rooms on Kennet are single and en-suite.  The hospital also has the benefit of a hydrotherapy pool and dedicated physiotherapy suite.

Langford offers an extension to the established Pembroke Lodge service at Glenside Salisbury. The team of highly professional nursing, therapy, and support staff provide expertise in supporting those with a disorder of consciousness and those who require longer-term complex care.

It is a purpose-built specialist high dependency unit which offers high quality care for individuals with a disorder of consciousness, with associated high physical dependency and complex health needs.

This specialist service provides:

  • Specialist  nursing and therapy for up to eight people with a disorder of consciousness, including those in a persistent vegetative state, those who are minimally conscious, and those with locked-in syndrome
  • Support for people with complex and high dependency needs, including high levels of physical dependency
  • Tracheostomy management
  • Specialised assessments including SMART
  • Access to a hydrotherapy pool

Tailored nursing and therapy programmes of care are developed for each individual.  Goals are developed for each individual in conjunction with their families and which best reflect their wants and needs. Every person is enabled to get up and take part in the day, every day, which can be both mentally and physically stimulating. Individuals are supported to take part in activities they enjoy each day, including sensory experiences. Every positive change is a cause for celebration, no matter how small it seems.  Families are also encouraged to be involved and there will be regular family meetings and events held.

These new services are at the heart of Glenside, near Salisbury, which has 20 years’ experience in supporting and caring for those with acute and longer-term neurological conditions.

Kennet and Langford will welcome visits from individuals, families, carers, clinicians, case managers and commissioners. To find out more or to arrange a visit to Glenside Salisbury please contact Mark Coxwell on 0330 123 9263 or email mark.coxwell@glensidecare.com.