Rehabilitation is vital for all children’s services. When applied as early as possible, rehabilitation can have excellent preventative implications on care; improving the quality of life and long-term prognosis for the patient and their families.
The Team works in conjunction with NHS England commissioners to improve quality of specialist rehabilitation services for children in Thames Valley & Wessex, as well as further afield. As a result, Oxford and Southampton Children’s Hospitals have introduced dedicated, integrated multidisciplinary teams. This has improved neuro-rehabilitation provision, ensuring access to high-quality and intensive services whilst in hospital. Intensive input is shown to accelerate recovery times, the return to everyday life and to improve long term outcomes.
This collaborative network continues to develop and improve services by sharing best practice, resource and expertise.