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Home For Christmas blog - Jessica Wyse, Senior Rehabilitation Assistant

In the run up to Christmas, Solent NHS Trust colleagues are sharing their stories about how they are getting patients home for Christmas.

Today, it's the turn of Jessica Wyse, a Senior Rehabilitation Assistant for the Community Stroke Team, also working across Snowdon at Home, in Southampton.

The team is vital in supporting early discharge from hospital all year round. It provides a six-week service that supports those who have had a Stroke and other Neuro conditions, return home and continue their recovery through therapy. The team offers a mixture of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, nurses, neuro psychologists and rehab assistants to ensure patients receive the very best joined up care.

Jessica has worked for Solent for 10 years, with eight years in the Community Stroke Team.

My role within the team consists of being a bit of a “jack of all trades”. I provide initial assessments and liaise with our qualified staff to provide therapy across all professions depending on the need. Each patient is different and we are always here to adapt to their needs.

At this time of the year our team is crucial in allowing patients to come home for Christmas. We work extra hard to ensure that we continue to provide a service that can support people returning home as soon as possible. This may require providing additional visits to support with personal care, medication management or additional support for families as well as our regular therapy sessions. We are a seven day service meaning our dedicate staff work every day to ensure we can support both University Hospital

Southampton and Snowdon Rehab Ward. Sending patients home to be with their families is particularly important at this time of year, and we know from patient and family feedback that they believe the team is invaluable.

It is reasons like this that I have loved every minute of working with both CST and Snowdon at Home and hope to do so for many more to come!

 

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