Neuro-Rehabilitation is part of the Improving Specialist Care programme because it is a specialist service and regionally it is a service that is increasingly under pressure due to increased demand and complexity of patients. The service, therefore, requires a Greater Manchester solution (rather than local/Trust-based changes) to ensure it is clinically and financially sustainable for the future and has the adequate skilled workforce to deliver high quality care.
Currently, neuro-rehabilitation in-patient services are delivered by the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (at Salford Royal and Floyd Unit, Rochdale – part of Pennine Acute Trust); Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (Trafford General) and Stockport NHS Foundation Trust (Devonshire Unit) plus trauma beds commissioned by NHS England.
Across this provision, there are many opportunities to improve services for both patients and the people working within as we know there is:
Demand for Neuro-Rehabilitation services has increased and is expected to increase further in the future.
A new model of care seeks to:
A significant amount of work has been undertaken and clinically-led, including a self-assessment by units and co-design work with patients and staff, to look at a future model of care. It has been determined that a GM-wide single shared service for inpatient Neuro-Rehabilitation is the solution.