Day Hospital Provides Rehabilitative Services

Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) officially launches its Day Hospital today, November 22 with special tours arranged for physicians. The facility, located on the 1st floor at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, provides assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to people both at the hospital and in the community.

Aimed at restoring independent living, the Day Hospital will allow some patients to be discharged earlier from hospital and still receive rehabilitative care. It also provides an alternative to patients who need therapy without having to be admitted to hospital.

“We are pleased to offer tours of the Day Hospital to physicians,” said Dr. David Harries, Director of Continuing Care Services for BHB. “We have a skilled and experienced, multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals who provide much needed services to patients recovering from stroke, amputations and surgery, such as hip or knee replacements, as well as a wide range of other conditions.”

The Day Hospital is open from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday and handles about 15 patients daily. Most treatment programmes last six weeks or less, with referrals being made through a physician.

Rehabilitation services at the Day Hospital are provided by physicians, nurses, a psychologist, occupational and physiotherapists, a speech and language pathologist, a social worker, aides, a clinical dietician, a home care team and a unit assistant. Arrangements can also be made for home visits, after assessment by the team.

Please contact 239-2055 ext. 1180 for further information.

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