The Royal Alex Children’s Hospital in Brighton
Our facilities are family friendly and accessible to children and young people with disabilities. Our hospital has 100 beds in single rooms and spacious four-bed bays, all with en-suite bathrooms. This includes eight high dependency beds, three paediatric intensive care beds, a day care oncology ward and a day care ward for medicine and surgery. Our dedicated paediatric facilities include three operating theatres, 15 outpatient consulting rooms, an on-site x-ray department and our own A&E.
‘Tertiary specialised’ rehabilitation services (Level 1) are high cost / low volume services, which provide for patients with highly complex rehabilitation needs following illness or injury, that are beyond the scope of their local general and specialist services.
Each specialised rehabilitation unit in London has its own particular specialisms such as managing patients requiring complex medical care, tracheostomies, challenging behavioural issues etc. Please check individual service specifications for more details to ensure that patients are referred to the most appropriate service(s) and choose a maximum of 3 services that are clinically suitable.
Please refer to the form available via the link below, for further guidance on referral. Referral forms should be sent directly to the individual rehabilitation units.
Sussex Trauma Network is linked with Stoke Mandeville National Spinal Injuries Centre.
Referrals should be submitted via the National Spinal Injury Cord Database: www.spinalreferrals.nhs.uk
For traumatic injury the referral should be submitted within 4 hours of diagnosis of Spinal Cord Injury.
For non-traumatic injury the referral should be submitted as soon as possible.
Orthotics and Surgical Appliances – Brighton and Sussex University NHS Trust
Orthotics is the branch of medicine that deals with the provision and use of artificial devices such as splints and braces.