What is Graham Anderson House?

Graham Anderson House is located close to the centre of Glasgow. It is a specialist neurobehavioural assessment and post-acute rehabilitation hospital for people with a non-progressive acquired brain injury (ABI).

In addition to the main 25 bed hospital its new development Eastfields has four-bed single storey properties which include transitional living opportunities. Graham Anderson House and Eastfields form part of the nationwide network of specialist rehabilitation centres provided by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).

Our clinical expertise and high staff-to-service user ratios allow us to offer exceptional levels of care and support for people with challenging behaviour and complex needs. We can take referrals for people detained under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

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What does it do?

Graham Anderson House specialises in the rehabilitation of people who are experiencing behavioural disorders following a brain injury. Individuals may also have severe cognitive, physical and / or emotional problems including verbal and physical aggression, impaired social functioning, disinhibited behaviours and neuropsychiatric symptoms.

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Rehabilitation is based on a neurobehavioural approach and focuses on enabling service users to function more independently as well as participate in as many of their previous roles and activities as possible, while developing their lives with privacy, dignity and respect.

Graham Anderson House is registered with Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

Facilities and environment

Opened in 2009, Graham Anderson House is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility that offers an outstanding setting for rehabilitation. Set in attractive landscaped grounds, accommodation comprises 24 single bedrooms and one transitional living flat. All service users have their own comfortable en-suite rooms, each with courtyard or garden views, complemented by spacious and well-appointed communal areas for dining and relaxation.

Rehabilitation takes place in a light, airy and superbly equipped environment, with service users enjoying access to a wide range of therapeutic and recreational facilities including an internet café. There is a varied programme of activities to support service users practise daily living skills, such as gardening and cooking, as well as a busy calendar of social activities including family barbeques, and garden parties.

Access to the wider community forms an important part of rehabilitation. Located just two miles from Glasgow's vibrant and cosmopolitan city centre, with its wealth of cultural and leisure activities, Graham Anderson House is ideally placed for social integration.

As part of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust's (BIRT) commitment to the use of Assistive Technology in rehabilitation, Graham Anderson House recently took part in research investigating the use of Smartphone reminders by people with acquired brain injury (ABI)

Outcomes

In 2017, Graham Anderson House admitted 31 individuals following an acquired brain injury (ABI).

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  • 84% were male
  • 47% had other forms of ABI (such as hypoxic brain injury, infection and toxic injury), 40% had sustained a traumatic brain injury and 13% had a stroke.
  • The average time since injury was 8 months.

Graham Anderson House discharged 27 people. The average length of stay was 6 months. On discharge:

  • 83% needed only part time or no supervision.
  • 94% moved on to supported or independent living.

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