Free public talk on Neuro-rehabilitation - 27 April at Floyd Unit

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Free public talk on Neuro-rehabilitation - 27 April at Floyd Unit
05 April 2017

A SPECIALIST consultant in stroke and neuro-rehabilitation at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is to hold a free talk for the general public and members of the Trust on Thursday 27th April 2017.

Dr Fayez Morcos will give his presentation at the Floyd Unit, Birch Hill Hospital in Rochdale from 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm.

The Floyd unit is an 18 bedded specialist intermediate neuro-rehabilitation unit which cares for people from across the Trust’s catchment area in Rochdale borough, Bury, Oldham and North Manchester who have rehabilitation needs after brain injury or other neurological impairment.

Patients are usually referred following hospital admission or via specialist community services.

Consultant-led outpatient clinics are provided at the unit and specialist care settings in the area.   The service delivers intensive inpatient multi-disciplinary neuro rehabilitation including treating movement disorders especially dystonia, Botulinum Toxin injections, complex brain injury rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation and neuro-degenerative disorders.

The inpatient unit is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with outpatient clinics provided during working hours, Monday to Friday.

Dr Morcos said: “The talk will be an excellent opportunity to showcase the work undertaken at the Floyd Unit.  We provide neurological rehabilitation which is part of a collaborative network in Greater Manchester.   The Floyd Unit provides inpatient rehabilitation for patients from the Neuro Sciences Centre, Pennine Acute hospitals and other district hospitals as well as patients in the community.  The service is delivered by a multi-disciplinary specialist team who are committed to the patients and improving the quality of care.”

The event is free and is one of a series of ‘Medicine for Members’ events arranged to give the public and the Trust’s public members a greater insight into their local hospital and the services it provides. So far, more than 12,500 people have signed up to become Trust members. 

To book your place contact Angela Greenwood, Membership & Engagement Manager on 01706 517302 or email