A doctor visits the hospital every day Monday – Friday, on a working day. Each resident is allocated their own doctor, but if they require to be seen at any time, they will be seen by the doctor of the day. Each resident will be seen once a month initially, and more frequently if required. If your next of kin needs to see the doctor on your behalf, then this can be arranged by letting the charge registered nurse of your wing know.
These are prescribed for you by the doctor here, and administered to you by the registered nurse as required. We feel that we can keep an eye your progress more efficiently if we are monitoring your medication.
A podiatrist visits regularly and the cost of this is covered by the hospital, where the doctor considers that the service is required for the resident. If it is by request, and not medically required, then the charge is to the resident.
We have a consultant Physiotherapist on staff. All residents are assessed by the Physio on admission, and an individual program set for them, if and as appropriate. We have two Physio assistants who are trained to carried out the programs set by the Physiotherapist. The therapist monitors all therapy given, and reassesses residents on a regular basis.