Our visit to the new therapies’ unit at the Royal United Hospital Bath
The RWK Goodman Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) team had the opportunity to visit the new therapies unit at the Royal United Hospital Bath, the national treatment centre for CRPS.
CRPS is a poorly understood condition where a person experiences persistent, severe and debilitating pain. It usually occurs following trauma, following surgery or a medical procedure.
Sufferers will often develop many unusual symptoms including changes to one limb in terms of temperate, swelling, extreme sensitivity, excessive hair growth and nail changes. Often suffers will experience pain in their limb when people walk near it but do not touch the limb.
The new therapy centre is an outpatient centre providing treatment, care and education for patients to recover from episodes of illness or injury, or to manage their long-term condition. Patients travel from across the UK to attend the 2-week inpatient stay.
The new centre offers the following services:
- Rheumatology Therapies
- The Bath Centre for Fatigue Services
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Service
- Complex Cancer Late Effects Rehabilitation Service
It is impressive offering a state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool, patient kitchen for occupational therapy practice, specialist rooms and a specialist gym. Having visited the new centre, we can see why it benefits our clients who travel from across the country to attend the therapy centre.
The Trust have paid great attention to the interior design of the new centre incorporating some of the Mineral Water Hospital iconic features and artworks to ensure the history and heritage of the hospital remains in the new building.
During our visit we looked at the new hydrotherapy pool which offers versatile hoists allowing all patients to use the pool. Our clients tend to find one of the most effective treatment methods is hydrotherapy. The large glass windows at the new therapy unit allows natural light to flow in through the Bath inspired artwork also allowing patients privacy.
The patient kitchen is a special room allowing patients to work with appliances that they would come across at home whist remaining as an inpatient at the centre to build their confidence before returning home. This enables our clients to find alternative ways to pace their return to their normal activities of day-to-day life.
Over the years we have developed strong links with the Royal United Hospital and their therapy unit and RWK Goodman also sponsor CRPS UK.
Our clients really value the way in which we build a bespoke team around each client both in terms of rehabilitation and the team of medical experts and barristers instructed.
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