We are operating a service but that in a majority of cases the first contact with the service will be by telephone

The Walter Brice Rehabilitation Day Centre provides an integrated multi professional rehabilitation facility as a part of the wider community rehabilitation service within an outpatient setting.

Who we are

Our team consists of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, associate practitioner and rehab assistants.

What we do

Rehabilitation is treatment that is designed to aid the recovery from injury, illness, or disease to an agreed and realistic level for the patient receiving the treatment.

It includes assisting the people to compensate for deficits that cannot be reversed and promotes coping strategies to overcome any loss in previous ability. The therapists not only consider the physical and cognitive needs of an individual but the social and psychological factors as well.

We see any clients aged over 16 years with following conditions:

  • Long term neurological conditions like MS, parkinsonism, Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic stroke
  • Spinal injuries
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Amputee
  • Falls
  • Frailty
  • Chronic Arthritis
  • Generalized deterioration in health affecting mobility

After receiving your referrals one of our team members will get in touch with you and book appointment for you to visit the centre for the initial assessment. Following the assessment and in discussion with you, the rehab goals will be set and clinician will come up with the treatment plan to achieve your therapy goals.

Patients will be seen either in morning session that runs from 10am to 12noon or in the afternoon session which runs from 1pm to 3pm. These sessions will run for 6 weeks and treatment comprises of chair based group exercise session, one to one session with clinicians and wide range of activities to stimulate cognitive, social and emotional well-being. After 6 weeks, patients will be reviewed by the qualified clinicians

Home visits:

If the need for a home visit is identified this will be offered within the first 2-3 weeks of a client attending WBC. This will be completed by a qualified OT or physiotherapist and equipment and small adaptations will be recommended to optimise home environment for self-care management. If care packages or larger adaptations are required the service will sign post clients to social services.

Equipment outcome will be reviewed as part of the final evaluation (week 6) of patient outcomes.

Who can make referrals?

We accept referrals from any health professional, including your GP, Consultant, Nurse or allied health professional. We do have a provision in place for those patient who already been to the centre before to self-referral themselves back into the service

Walter Brice Centre