£5m extension eases way for brain injury patients
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