Clinical & Therapy Rehabilitation Specialists
At the National Rehabilitation Hospital, our system of care is organised around Rehabilitation Programmes and Teams.
Consultant led Rehabilitation Programmes at NRH are tailored to meet the individual needs of adult and paediatric patients. A ‘Programme‘ is defined by CARF as ‘A system of activities performed for the benefit of patients.‘
The Rehabilitation Team
Your Rehabilitation Team is made up of a range of specialists who will work together with you to help you achieve your agreed rehabilitation goals. Together with the Team you will develop your rehabilitation goals, then you will work towards your set of agreed goals. This will mean participation in treatment activities and education sessions. You and your family members are central to the rehabilitation process.
Your Rehabilitation Team may include the following people:
- Nursing – Rehabilitation Nurse
- Nursing – Health Care Assistant (HCA)
- Occupational Therapist (OT)
- Outreach Liaison Service
- Respiratory Physiotherapy
- Radiology (X-Ray)
- Prosthetist and Orthotist
- Social Worker
- Speech and Language Therapist
- Therapeutic Recreation Service
Dental Service at NRH
The Dental Unit at the National Rehabilitation Hospital provided dental services for inpatients of the hospital and also for outpatients with special needs from the Dún Laoghaire Area. The dental service offers mainly a primary care dental service.
Dental assessments are offered to all new inpatients admitted to the NRH and dental treatment is provided to patients as appropriate.
Dental treatment for inpatients is mostly limited to treatment that can be provided within the time available while they are at the National Rehabilitation Hospital. Onward referrals of patients being discharged from the hospital are organised where required to other regions of the country’s public dental service.
In addition to the Clinical & Therapy Services provided at NRH, our Departments and Support Services are central to the effective delivery of the Rehabilitation Programmes provided to our patients and their families.