Rehabilitation services in the West Midlands are set to be radically improved thanks to a ground-breaking partnership between public and private healthcare providers.
South Birmingham Community Health, has signed a deal to supply a range of specialist rehabilitation and medical staff and corporate services to a new neurological rehabilitation unit in Hall Green.
The Hunters Moor unit, which opens in November to provide rehabilitation of patients following acute treatment, will boast 35 en suite rooms, a gymnasium, internet café and landscaped gardens. An existing neuro-rehabilitation unit, offering 10 beds, opened in April.
South Birmingham Community Health director of operations and service delivery, Andy Harrison said: “This will increase local services available for patients following neurological surgery, and complements the specialist services we provide through our neuro-rehabilitation services at the West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre and Moseley Hall Hospital.”
Hunters Moor clinical director Professor Mike Barnes added: “The agreement enables development of a high quality slow stream neuro-rehabilitation facility in the West Midlands and reflects the highest possible standards of treatment.
“It will provide patients with behavioural and complex neuro-rehabilitation needs, and their families, access to slow stream rehabilitation closer to home, at a level of quality they should expect.”
Patients will be funded through NHS and local authority commissioners and private insurance.