We cater for high dependency rehabilitation needs in both locked and open rehab environments across our hospitals. This offers a safe, therapeutic environment for individuals presenting with challenging behaviours that pose a risk to themselves or others, which can be managed safely while they receive appropriate treatment to meet their needs. This includes:
- Case formulation
- Risk assessment and management
- Full MDT-led person centred care
The rehabilitation pathway at St Matthews Healthcare is focused on successfully integrating patients back into the community. As they move towards integration with the community, patients participate in a range of activities, both within the hospital and in the community, to develop their independent living skills.
We aim to deliver care in a manner which respects our patients as individuals, values their positive attributes and diversity, and supports them as partners as they take increasing control over their own journey of recovery.
Our rehabilitation pathway explained:
1. Referral and Assessment led by Commissioning Team:
Once a referral is received our dedicated Commissioning team, immediately triages the referral, and arranges face to face assessment with teams’ senior nurse assessor on priority basis. This allows service users to get familiarise with SMHC and meet the team beforehand.
Our commissioning team, then facilitates the process of admission.
2. Rehabilitation within HDU Units led by MDT:
Our progressive, person centred, multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) comprises of doctors, psychologists, occupational therapy team, dedicated nursing colleagues, and Health care support workers.
On arrival MDT supports service user settling in new environment.
During the initial phase of admission, MDT professionals also begin the process of detailed assessment and identification of steps needed to progress to next stage of rehabilitation and initiate discharge planning.
In addition, to one-to-one sessions with individual MDT members, patients progress is also regularly reviewed during MDT meetings which includes all relevant stakeholders keeping the patient at the centre of it .
Care Programme Approach (CPA) is an important milestone in recovery focused rehabilitation journey; therefore, we actively support our patients and their families to participate in CPA meetings.
Individuals overall care is a responsibility of Responsible Clinician, a consultant psychiatrist, who will in addition monitor medications and if needed suggest changes. Physical health needs are monitored by the physical health nurse and addressed by our visiting GP. Our competent psychology and occupational therapy teams use structured therapeutic interventions, meaningful activities, positive behavioural support plans (PBS), vocational rehabilitation opportunities, to support our patients.
This, then, helps empower them to take ownership of their recovery gain valuable skills (such as developing positive coping skills, positive support network) needed to function in community.
We also understand the importance of working closely with other agencies that support individuals’ recovery, such as social services, community mental health services, advocacy and most importantly family and friends, therefore we establish regular communication with them. This helps facilitates the process of step down to community.
At SMHC our psychological and therapeutic interventions are wide ranging and may include Cognitive, Systemic, Narrative and Psychodynamic therapies. Sessions last 20 to 60 minutes, depending on individual needs and preferences and can either be individual or group sessions. Sessions are used to develop formulations and provide short-term, goal focused interventions. Family members are invited to assessments or therapeutic work where appropriate, and if the patient agrees
Why Choose St Matthews Healthcare?
- A Safe Place to Be. Our hospitals have been carefully designed to ensure our patients’ safety while promoting their comfort, independence, and wellbeing. Patients’ safety is paramount and is supported by the Freedom to Speak Up and Safeguarding policies.
- Sensitive and Person-centred Care. We treat our patients with dignity and respect. Our sensitive and person-centred care helps to create a therapeutic milieu which lends itself to recovery.
- Progressive Care. Our dedicated MDT approach offers personalised care plans informed through best practice in complex mental health conditions. This approach is designed to reduce risk behaviours and support patients to achieve their goals.
- Professional, Personal Approach. Our professionalism and accountability drive our high standards of care. Our teams are encouraged to foster our 6 values in their work, so that they can deliver holistic, compassionate, empowering care.