The information on this page is designed for healthcare professionals including GPs, hospitals, medico-legal clients and CCGs. To help you make an informed decision, you may also wish to view our admission criteria.
The neurobehavioural assessment
During the assessment period, a meeting is held at which family, funders and other involved parties join our team to discuss the assessment results and plan the next steps in the individual's rehabilitation. This takes into account the aspirations of both the service user and family members. A further period of rehabilitation may be involved and/or a move to a more independent environment such as our transitional living or transitional support service.
If a further period of rehabilitation is recommended, the service user will continue to work on their agreed goals. Their personalised treatment programme may include group or individual learning and therapy sessions, behavioural management and training in social and domestic skills. Service users are supported to structure their leisure time, to access the community and educational and vocational training and placements.
Treatment is focused on the specific goals of the programme, and progress is discussed at review meetings held every 12 weeks, with a view to discharge home or to a more independent environment, for example, one of the Trust’s community houses nearby.
The clinical team
The clinical team at Daniel Yorath House comprises professionals from a wide range of disciplines, all of whom are recognised in their field as having special expertise in the management of brain injury. The team is led by a consultant in neuropsychology and rehabilitation and includes clinical psychologists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, vocational trainers and rehabilitation support workers.
Clinical practice is based on a neurobehavioural approach and focuses on a combination of social and behavioural interventions to aid recovery of independence. The emphasis of assessment is on a systematic and structured observation of behaviour and skills in everyday situations and tasks.
Clinical governance is promoted through BIRT's Clinical Executive, a national forum comprising consultants in neuropsychology and rehabilitation from across our services. Led by Dr Sue Copstick, the Clinical Executive is committed to promoting clinical governance, training and research, as well as developing and reviewing clinical policies and procedures
In 2017, we admitted 23 individuals following an acquired brain injury (ABI).
Daniel Yorath House discharged 18 people. The average length of stay was 8 months. On discharge:
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