Healthcare Professionals

We know that the resources of the NHS are under pressure. In response to the crisis we see on many of our wards, where patients are medically stable but not yet able to return home to independence due to the need for rehabilitation, Burrswood Health and Wellbeing set up a 12 bed nurse and therapy–led reablement unit. 

A bed per night at Burrswood costs up to 5 times less than beds in local hospital acute wards and with the resources to give intensive physiotherapy and occupational therapy, we get patients back to independence more quickly than a stay in an acute hospital.

We offer a range of professional health & social care services and wellbeing activities; including nursing and personal care, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, counselling, occupational therapy and creative activities.

We offer services to patients in two ways; either as inpatients on our nurse and therapy- led reablement unit or as an outpatient for physiotherapy, hydrotherapy or counselling services. We offer outpatient sessions for both groups and individuals.

Our aim is to support patients in managing their own health conditions, restoring functionality, improving wellbeing and supporting self–care. We normalise everyday activities such as meals, which where possible are taken in the dining room rather than the patient eating alone. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and patients are encouraged to look after their own needs wherever possible.

Patients who stay with us in the reablement unit are with us for typically two weeks.  Needs include; post-operative care, convalescent care following a fall or a critical illness and those with longer term clinical or rehabilitation needs.  The level of care we are able to provide ensures our patients have the best recovery in the most appropriate time frame.

All patients are assessed individually before coming to Burrswood to ensure the right level of care can be provided and that a discharge plan can be put in place. Burrswood is not an acute facility; we have no Dr’s onsite so are only able to take patients who are in a medically stable condition.  

Burrswood have a service level agreement with Rusthall GP practice for GP cover in our reablement unit for clinical oversight assistance and advice when needed. We also have a strong network and close working relationship with a number local care homes and social care providers ensuring smooth transfer of care.

There are some specific criteria that may prevent people being admitted as wells as some conditions where admission may not be possible or advisable. Please ask our Reservations Team on 01892 865988 for full details.

All patients appreciate the safe tranquil environment with comfort, privacy and dignity offered by our individual en-suite rooms equipped with television, telephone and emergency call system.  Overhead tracking hoists enable those with physical disabilities to be cared for safely.

All patients staying in the reablement unit get physiotherapy/ hydrotherapy, OT and where needed, counselling as part of their package. Cost per night is £295

Services that can be accessed at Burrswood include:

  • 12 bedded nurse and therapy led reablement unit
  • Further 29 rooms that can be used flexibly as assisted stay for guest wanting to access specialist equipment or personal care or as a non-assisted  guest (e.g. accompanying a family member who is a patient or accessing retreats or wellbeing activities, training courses  or simply for a break)
  • Physiotherapy suites, Counselling suites, Hydrotherapy pool, Occupational Therapy
  • Complementary therapies including massage, relexology, palliates
  • Church and chaplaincy team on site for those who wish to access spiritual care and guidance
  • Inspired Health training for Medical practitioners
  • Wellbeing day and residential courses (e.g. Mindfulness)
  • Set in beautiful location with views, grounds and woodland

Assisted or Supported stays and respite care

For those patients who are medically fit, not in need of 24/7 nursing care but unable to fully care for themselves in the short term and need respite care, personal care or step-down care before returning home we offer assisted or supported stays and respite care. These stays do not include physiotherapy, hydrotherapy or counselling in the price but that can be added onto the package.

Assisted / supported stay Cost:

£125 per night, including full board. Care assistants are charged additionally at a rate of £30per hour (note it maybe that a patient only needs 15 minutes in the morning to get dressed and the same in the evening)

Additional therapy sessions for assisted stay would be charged at a reduced rate of £39 per session

Again all patients are assessed individually before coming to Burrswood to ensure the right level of care can be provided and that a discharge plan can be put in place.

Respite care cost:

£200 per night and offers full board and care from a care assistant is included in the price.

Outpatients

We offer physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, psychotherapy, counselling as an outpatient appointments. Some appointments are available at weekends.

People of all faiths and none are warmly welcomed at Burrswood.

For more information about our health and social care services, please call Reservations 01892 865988 or email reservations@burrswood.org.uk

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