National Rehabilitation Hospital

Brain Injury Programme Patient Outcomes – Demographics and Activity

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 2016, a total of 236 persons were discharged from the Brain injury Inpatient Programme.

Of these, 218 patients were admitted to the Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Programme (CIIRP), and 18 patients were admitted for various interventions such as a short period of assessment or review.

Of the 218 patients discharged from the CIIRP Programme;

  • 65 patients – (30%) had a diagnosis of Non-traumatic Brain Injury
  • 51 patients – (23%) had a diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 98 patients – (45%) had a diagnosis of Stroke
  • 04 patients – (2%) 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 2016, the areas considered were:

Average Waiting Time for Admission

In 2016, the average waiting time for admission to the Brain Injury Programme were

  • High Complexity – 179 days
  • Moderate Complexity – 100 days
  • Low Complexity – 73 days

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 2016, the Modified Barthel illustrated that 72% of patients showed improvement and  96% 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 2016 was 82 days.

Discharge to Home*

78% of patients were discharged to home in 2016.

* Rather than back to Acute hospital or residential care