Colourful makeover for city rehab unit

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Stroke Rehabilitation Unit Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22
Stroke Rehabilitation Unit Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

ONE of Limerick’s most important health facilities has been given a significant and colourful makeover.

This week, the HSE Mid West Community Healthcare celebrated the refurbishment of the Rehabilitation and Stroke Unit in St. Camillus’ Hospital in Limerick City.

The new-look facility boasts a display of themed artwork featuring Limerick landmarks completed by Dr Nur Atikah Asri who is a medical registrar at UHL and the Rehab Centre at St Camillus’.

The unit is an 18-bed facility providing vital rehabilitation services to patients as they try to regain their independence following events such as a stroke, fall or surgery. It is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team who work together to help get patients back on their feet.

Last year, the HSE and the staff of the unit undertook a significant refurbishment to improve the environment for patients and staff.

291 patients received in-patient care in the Rehabilitation and Stroke Unit last year and the refurbished facility will complement the new St Camillus’ Hospital which will be completed and opened within the next two years.

HSE Mid West Community Healthcare Chief Officer Bernard Gloster said they were very proud of the refurbished unit.

“We have an excellent team who are vital to our health infrastructure in Limerick providing excellent services to patients following stroke, falls or surgery,” he added.

Director of Nursing Deirdre Shortt paid tribute to the staff at St. Camillus Hospital who ensured that an excellent service continued to be provided during refurbishment works.

“All grades of staff had input into the works and both patients and staff are now reaping the rewards. It is a great start to the New Year for all concerned,” she said.