National Rehabilitation Hospital

Prosthetic, Orthotic & Limb Absence Rehabilitation (POLAR) Patient Outcomes

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

A total of 70 persons were discharged in 2014 from the Inpatient POLAR Programme.

The NRH has committed to a programme of continual review of its service delivery. Following on from reviews, it implements various improvement plans.

During 2014, the areas considered were:

Average Waiting Time for Admission

The average waiting time for admission to the POLAR Programme during 2014 was 57 days for the year as a whole.  In some cases, patients experience a longer waiting time as they await sanction (approval for funding for their prosthesis).

Average Length of Stay

The Average length of stay for patients in the POLAR Programme in 2014 was 50 days.

Discharge to Home*

90% of patients were discharged to home in 2014.

* Rather than back to Acute hospital or residential care.