£5m ex­ten­sion eases way for brain in­jury pa­tients

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

A NEW £5m state of the art ex­ten­sion has been added to Hoth­field Manor, the spe­cial­ist brain in­jury treat­ment cen­tre near Ash­ford.

The brain in­jury rehabilitation and neu­rodis­abil­ity unit has been of­fi­cially un­veiled by the cen­tre’s own­ers the Hun­ter­combe Group.

It in­cludes one of the largest hy­drother­apy pools in the South East, an ex­tra 40 bed­rooms and in­de­pen­dent and tran­si­tional liv­ing flats.

In ad­di­tion to the pool, the cen­tre also in­cludes a phys­io­ther­apy gym and ther­apy suites.

It will be staffed by a team of qual­i­fied clin­i­cians, in­clud­ing a neuro-con­sul­tant, phys­io­ther­a­pists, oc­cu­pa­tional ther­a­pists and nurses.

It will spe­cialise in pro­vid­ing care and rehabilitation for spe­cial­ist brain in­juries and neu­rodis­abil­i­ties.

Hoth­field Manor fo­cuses on treat­ing acquired brain in­juries, which are typ­i­cally the re­sult of se­vere head trauma caused by road crashes or through dis­ease such as MS.

Pa­tients usu­ally go there af­ter un­der­go­ing in­ten­sive medi- cal treat­ment dur­ing the acute phase with Hoth­field Manor of­fer­ing longer-term rehabilitation to sup­port max­i­mum in­de­pen­dence.

Rob Bunting, Hoth­field Manor man­ager, said: “We have spent a lot of time de­sign­ing Hoth­field Manor to make sure the best pos­si­ble fa­cil­i­ties are in place to help us care for peo­ple with se­vere head in­juries and neu­rodis­abil­i­ties.

“We hope this new fa­cil­ity will al­low us to help peo­ple re­turn to as much of an in­de­pen­dent life as pos­si­ble.”

More de­tails on Hoth­field Manor can be found at www.hun­ter­combe.com

The hy­drother­apy pool at Hoth­field Manor’s new £5mil­lion brain in­jury rehabilitation and neu­rodis­abil­ity unit

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