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Brain Injury Programme and Stroke Specialty Programme Patient Outcomes

Brain Injury Programme Patient Outcomes

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. 

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In 2021, a total of 92 persons were discharged from the Brain Injury Inpatient Programme.

Of these, 84 patients were admitted to the Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Programme (CIIRP), andpatients were admitted for various interventions such as a short period of assessment or review.

Of the 84 patients discharged from the CIIRP Programme;

  • 49 patients – (58%) had a diagnosis of Non-traumatic Brain Injury
  • 34 patients – (41%) had a diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 01 patients – (01%) had a diagnosis of other Neurological Conditions

The NRH has committed to a programme of continual review of its service delivery.  Following on from reviews, it implements various improvement plans.  During 2021, the areas considered were:

Average Waiting Time for Admission

In 2021, the average waiting time for admission to the Brain Injury Programme was 124 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 Functional Independence Measure (FIM).

In 2021, the Modified Barthel illustrated that 80% of patients showed improvement and the Functional Independence Measure illustrated that 80% of patients showed improvement.

Average Length of Stay

The Average length of stay for patients in the Brain Injury Programme in 2021 was 103 days.

Discharge to Home*

74% of patients were discharged to home in 2021.

* Rather than back to Acute hospital or residential care

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Stroke Specialty Programme Patient Outcomes

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

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In 2021, a total of 82 persons were discharged from the Stroke inpatient Programme.

Of these, 75 patients were admitted to the Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Programme (CIIRP), and 7 patients were admitted for a short period of assessment or review.

Of the 75 patients discharged from the CIIRP Programme;

  • 23 patients – (31%) had a diagnosis of Haemorrhagic Stroke
  • 45 patients – (60%) had a diagnosis of Ischaemic Stroke
  • 07 patients – (09%) had a diagnosis of other Stroke

The NRH has committed to a programme of continual review of its service delivery.  Following on from reviews, it implements various improvement plans.  During 2021, the areas considered were:

Average Waiting Time for Admission

In 2021, the average waiting time for admission to the Stroke Programme was 99 days.

Improvement Patients Made in Their Functional Ability During Their Stay

For patients admitted to the Stroke 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 Functional Independence Measure (FIM).

In 2021, the Modified Barthel illustrated that 77% of patients showed improvement and the Functional Independence Measure illustrated that 88% of patients showed improvement.

Average Length of Stay

The Average length of stay for patients in the Stroke Programme in 2021 was 89 days.

Discharge to Home*

74% of patients were discharged to home in 2019.

* Rather than back to Acute hospital or residential care

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