Crowborough Minor Injuries Unit is now reopen following a temporary closure. You can read the full details here.
See our welcome pack for patients, relatives and carers.
Our 18 intermediate care beds at Crowborough War Memorial Hospital provide short term rehabilitation for patients aged over 18, with the aim of preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and supporting timely discharges from the acute hospitals.
The service is nurse/therapy led. On admission to the service, we complete a thorough assessment with each patient and a rehabilitation care plan is negotiated with them. Patient's medical needs are met by local GPs.
*From 26 October for three months, when patients with disabilities are admitted to Crowborough War Memorial Hospital ICU they will be invited to take part in a pilot project designed to improve care.
They will be asked if they would like to join a scheme based on the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard, which is known across the UK and the NHS as a discreet sign that the wearer has a hidden disability and needs additional help.
Patients who agree to take part will be given a green wristband decorated with sunflowers.
Staff on the two wards will complete hidden disabilities training and will then wear a hidden disabilities sunflower badge to remind them to think about how they communicate with, and offer support to, patients wearing wristbands.
The project aims to lessen stigma and empower patients with hidden disabilities to share their care needs and identify where they may need help.
It will also enable the ward’s nursing and therapy staff to ensure equipment which supports the patients’ recovery is put in place.
Our Patient Experience team will adapt the Patient Feedback Form to allow the patients to share their experiences of the scheme.
The pilot will be reviewed at the end of January and, if successful, will be rolled out across the Trust.