Your neurological rehabilitation sessions will be unique to you and your condition, but here are a few things you should know before you begin.
Damage to your nervous system can lead to a range of difficulties that make it difficult for you to do the things that you need and want to do. A specialist rehabilitation team work with patients using a goal-orientated approach, to help you improve your ability to do the things that have become difficult. Rehabilitation and recovery after damage to the brain and nervous system takes time, and continues long after you have left hospital. Gradually, your ability and confidence in doing the things that are important to you will increase. Neurological rehabilitation is a process that leads to you taking ever more control of your life. This involves using the skills and techniques that you have learned to manage your own condition as part of everyday life.
Preparing to come to the specialist neurological rehabilitation unit
Our welcome leaflet explains everything you need to know before you come to the unit. Please be sure you bring the following items with you:
- Comfortable, loose-fitting trousers or shorts
- Loose-fitting tops or t-shirts
- Comfortable shoes or trainers
- Toiletries — all of the items you would normally use at home
- A warm item of clothing to wear outdoors
- Your wheelchair, if you have one
- Any aids or equipment you regularly use already e.g. walking frames/sticks or any splints
- Contact details for anyone involved in your care at home e.g. GP, district nurse and therapists
You are welcome to see visitors while you are in hospital. Please see our ward page for more information.
Friends of Charing Cross Neurological Rehabilitation Unit
If you would like to donate to Friends of CNRU to support our work, please visit Imperial Health Charity’s website and enter ‘Friends of CNRU’ when you make your donation.
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