Ferns ward helps patients regain independence

Recently we’ve been working with The Rotherham Foundation Trust (TRFT) NHS Foundation Trust to provide the Ferns, a 12-bedded ward which provides some patients with specialised mental health care and cognitive rehabilitation needs following an admission to Rotherham Hospital.

The ward, which is at The Woodlands on the Rotherham Hospital site, is specifically aimed at patients with dementia and some other types of cognitive impairment who no longer require an acute hospital bed but would benefit from the rehabilitation for their health and wellbeing.

Cognitive rehabilitation helps people achieve their optimum level of functioning and wellbeing. This approach provides patients with individualised care and support to help with daily routines and independence with the aim of these patients returning home.

Gemma Spilsbury, our Ward Manager at The Ferns Ward, said: “We’ve already received some really positive feedback from carers and patients who have quickly started to regain their independence in a tranquil and therapeutic environment on the ward.”

Some of our Ferns staff are pictured

  • Courtesy of The Rotherham Foundation Trust Communications Team