National Rehabilitation Hospital

Brain Injury Programme Patient Outcomes – Demographics and Activity 2017

This section details some information about the Brain Injury (Inpatient) Programme which relates to how we measure the activity; effectiveness; efficiency of, and access to the Programme. 

In 2017, a total of 210 persons were discharged from the Brain injury Inpatient Programme.

Of these, 200 patients were admitted to the Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Programme (CIIRP), and 10 patients were admitted for various interventions such as a short period of assessment or review.

Of the 210 patients discharged from the Brain Injury Programme;

  • 59 patients – (28%) had a diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 48 patients – (23%) had a diagnosis of Non-traumatic Brain Injury
  • 93 patients – (44%) had a diagnosis of Stroke
  • 10 patients – (5%) had diagnoses of various Neurological Disorders
  • 0 – (0%) had diagnoses of Central Nervous System Disorders

The NRH has committed to a programme of continual review of its service delivery.  Following on from reviews, it implements various improvement plans.  During 2017, the areas considered were:

Average Waiting Time for Admission

In 2017,  44% of patients waited under 90 days for admission

Improvement Patients Made in Their Functional Ability During Their Stay

For patients admitted to the Brain Injury Programme, a measure of independence is taken at both admission and discharge. The measures used in the Brain Injury Programme are the Modified Barthel and the Disability Rating Scale (DRS).

In 2017, the Modified Barthel illustrated that 74% of patients showed improvement and  81% of patients showed improvement in the FIM (Functional Independence Measure) score.

Average Length of Stay

The Average length of stay for patients in the Brain Injury Programme in 2017 was 80 days.

Discharge to Home*

78% of patients were discharged to home in 2017.

* Rather than back to Acute hospital or residential care