Clifton Hospital inpatient wards provide a rehabilitation service for patients that are transferred from an acute hospital such as Blackpool Victoria Hospital or from their own home by one of the community health teams supporting them.
The hospital has four wards consisting of 24 beds each bringing the total number of beds at the hospital to 96.
Each of the wards provide a nurse/therapy-led holistic pathway for inpatient rehabilitation to people who are transferred to it for a period of rehabilitation or as part of a complex discharge planning process. Patients receive input from the multi-professional team to return home independently or with support from Social Services or care agency. Some patients may transfer from Clifton Hospital to care homes for ongoing care.
The approach utilised at Clifton Hospital is person-centred, comprehensive and cohesive to enable the people of Blackpool and the Fylde coast to remain as independent as possible within the community.
To provide an extended period of rehabilitation (usually up to a maximum of 28 days) in an inpatient setting for people who will benefit from assessment and therapy from specialist multi-disciplinary team.
The rehabilitation team for the inpatient beds at Clifton Hospital includes:
- Clinical matron
- Advanced practitioners
- Ward managers
- Therapy team leader
- Registered nurses
- Physiotherapists and occupational therapists
- Nursing associates and assistant practitioners
The team are supported by a group of dedicated healthcare assistants and therapy assistants. Patients may also be supported by speech and language therapists, dieticians and pharmacists if needed.
Clifton Hospital is proud to support the training and development of trainee advanced practitioners, student nurses, student physiotherapists, student occupational therapists, trainee nursing associates and trainee assistant practitioners. We are keen to help students and trainees develop their skills in a supportive and inclusive environment. All students and trainees are supervised by our registered staff.
The inpatient wards at Clifton Hospital are nurse and therapy-led wards, which means the people responsible for your care whilst you are at Clifton Hospital are the nurses and therapists.
They are supported by medical staff as needed and you may be seen by a doctor during your stay if the nurses or therapists feel this is necessary. Your own GP will be notified of all changes to your medication and treatment when you are discharged.
Referrals to the inpatient wards at Clifton Hospital are only taken from healthcare professionals in hospital and community settings. Patients can be admitted to the wards from home, care homes, A&E or other hospital wards.
The length of stay on the wards varies according to need; however, most people stay with us for a period of up to 28 days.
Clifton Hospital has four wards each consisting of 24 beds. The wards have two six-bedded bays and two four-bedded bays with toilet facilities. Bays on each ward consist of same sex accommodation. There are also four single rooms on each ward. There is also a bathroom with a shower and an assisted bath on each ward.
Each ward has a day room with seating area and large TV. There is also an area in the day room where we encourage patients to have their meals and socialise with other patients. We encourage relatives and visitors to use this area as well when they are visiting patients. On wards one and two there are patio doors that open onto a well maintained garden.
Our staff encourage patients to use the day room for social engagement, activities, watching TV or listening to music. Physiotherapy exercises and balance groups are also held in the day room throughout the week.
Within the hospital we have a physiotherapy gym and a therapy kitchen where patients are assessed if necessary to see how they would manage in their own home. We work hard to promote self-care, independence and confidence prior to discharge where possible.
We ask visitors if they have been feeling unwell in the past 48 hours that they should refrain from visiting until that are well again.
Clifton Hospital, Pershore Road, Lytham St Annes, FY8 1PB
Dermatology reception: (01253) 957079
Dermatology/Rheumatology outpatient appointments: (01253) 953540 (Monday – Friday, 08.00 – 17.00)
Direct telephone numbers for the wards are:
Ward 1 telephone: (01253) 956221
Ward 2 telephone: (01253) 95629
Ward 3 telephone: (01253) 956226
Ward 4 telephone: (01253) 956216
Therapy Team office: (01253) 955436
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