"Rehabilitation after brain surgery"
About: Nithbank Hospital / Rehabilitation Nithbank Hospital Rehabilitation DG1 2SA
Posted by Laney1975 (as ),
I was referred to the Nithbank Rehabilitation Unit in Dumfries after brain surgery. I arrived at the unit feeling very vulnerable and apprehensive, but within minutes of arriving I was made to feel very welcome and put at ease. I've attended the rehab unit at Nithbank for the past 7 months and that warm, welcoming embrace was always there!
I had various health issues to overcome after surgery ranging from poor balance, dexterity, fatigue, emotional and mental upsets and the financial stress of being off work. The rehab team were able to offer me person-centred care by offering support, treatment, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and advice tailored to all my needs and always with my wellbeing at the heart of their care. The service they provided was outstanding, invaluable and played a vital role in my rehabilitation.
They had a knowledgeable understanding of my post surgery limitations/capabilities and this helped them help me to set attainable goals, and for every new step I managed, for every goal I achieved - no matter how small - the rehab team were there offering me support and encouragement!
People often tell me how brave and strong I've been since surgery, and I can honestly say that I owe some of that strength and courage to the amazing care and support of the rehab team, when I felt low or weak they helped build me up physically, emotionally and mentally.
What an amazing team and an outstanding service, a true credit to the NHS!