Clifton Hospital in-patient 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 health care assistants and therapy assistants.
Patients may also be supported by speech and language therapists, dieticians and pharmacists if needed.