Welcome to Graham Anderson House
Located close to the centre of Glasgow, Graham Anderson House 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 our new development, Eastfields, has four single storey properties (each with bedrooms or flats for four individuals) 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.
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.
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About Graham Anderson House
Who we support
We specialise in the rehabilitation of people who are experiencing behavioural disorders following an acquired brain injury. We can take referrals for people detained under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.
Individuals may also have any or a combination of the following:
- Severe verbal and / or physical aggression
- Neuropsychiatric symptoms
- Impaired social functioning
- Disinhibited and / or very challenging behaviours
- Pre-existing mental ill health
- Substance misuse problems and high risk profiles
In 2017, Graham Anderson House admitted 31 individuals with an acquired brain injury, of which 84% were male. The average time between brain injury and admission to Graham Anderson House was 8 months. 40% had sustained a traumatic brain injury, 47% had other forms of acquired brain injury eg hypoxic brain injury, infection and toxic injury and 13% had had a stroke.
After treatment and care at Graham Anderson House, 27 people were discharged in 2017. 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.
Discover more about how our service users changed between admission and discharge at our services across the country in our Outcomes report 2017.
Opened in 2009, Graham Anderson House is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility that offers an outstanding setting for rehabilitation. Set in landscaped grounds, accommodation comprises 24 single bedrooms and one transitional living flat. All service users have their own en-suite rooms, each with courtyard or garden views, complemented by spacious communal areas for dining and relaxation. Individuals enjoy access to a wide range of therapeutic and recreational facilities including an internet café.
Access to the wider community forms an important part of rehabilitation. Located just two miles from Glasgow's vibrant city centre with its wealth of cultural and leisure activities, Graham Anderson House is ideally placed for social integration.
Our aim is to support individuals with acquired brain injury and complex needs to develop or relearn skills which will enable them to be as independent as possible. Providing an appropriate environment for this is crucial in continuing rehabilitation and care.
As a response to demand from Health Boards across Scotland we designed and built new bespoke services and accommodation for individuals who require specialist rehabilitation and support often after previously undertaking rehabilitation or receiving care at Graham Anderson House or elsewhere. Set in the grounds of Graham Anderson House, our Eastfields development is part of the continuum of care provided by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).
Set in the grounds of Graham Anderson House, Eastfields offers eight self contained flats, designed for people who display high risk behaviours, who:
- have cognitive impairment
- may require long term support
- are physically high functioning
- have difficulty managing their behaviour
- require on-going vocational and clinical input
- require on-going psychological and behavioural management
- have the potential to transition into their own tenancy following this support
A transitional living service (four beds) which will allow the team to support service users to increase independence prior to discharge. This offers an opportunity to ensure that people are able to manage independently or to determine what support is required when they return home.
A four bed nursing service for those with complex medical needs and behaviour that challenges, who:
- meet criteria for NHS continuing care
- cannot be cared for in standard nursing homes
- have complex medical needs
- display behaviours that challenge the service provider
- may require reactive clinical team input