Specialist Services

We provide a range of specialist services across the county to support to people with a wide range of conditions.

These include:

  • specialist nursing for people living with neurological conditions including Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy
  • a falls prevention team, and specialist nurses whose focus is on fragility fractures and osteoporosis.
  • a Bladder and Bowel team working with people who have continence problems - these can be suffered at any age, for example by people who have had surgery*
  • a specialist team for people who have a stoma (a surgically created opening which allows waste to leave the body)
  • heart failure service
  • cardiac rehabilitation team
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) team working to support people in the community, and prevent hospital admission (also care for people requiring oxygen at home)
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation team - using physiotherapy and exercise courses to help people with respiratory challenges to maintain independence.

We also run groups to encourage peer support for people with various conditions - for example for falls prevention, including exercise courses.

Referral would normally be made by your GP or hospital consultant.

Adult Speech and Language Therapy:

Provides asssessment, treatment and advice for patients experiencing acquired communication and swallowing difficulties. We also offer a service to adults who stammer. People can access the service via their GP, through other health professionals or may self-refer.

* If you have unused, unopened continence products, these can be collected from you, which really helps us to save resources. to arrange for free collection please call the Care Co-ordination Centre on 0300 123 2425.

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