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Kite Unit

A Neuropsychiatric Rehabilitation Service for people after a brain injury whose impairments are largely in the cognitive, behavioural or mental health spectrum.

Referral Criteria

Men and Women aged 18 years and over who have a cognitive neurological impairment and who have rehabilitation needs that require the skill of at least three members of the multidisciplinary team.  Patients must have the potential to benefit significantly from time limited involvement.

A cost per case service with no georgaphical boundaries.

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Contact Information

Contact Tish Andrews
Phone 0300 123 5044
Fax 023 9282 5532
E-mail Tish.Andrews@solent.nhs.uk
Address Nelson Drive, St James Hospital, Portsmouth, Hants, PO4 8GD
 

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 am


Additional opening hours information
The Kite Unit is an inpatient unit that is open 24 hours 7 days a week. Visiting times are between 2-4pm and 6-8pm every day. Alternative times can be pre-arranged with the Nursing Team.

Additional Information for Health Professional

Full service description

A neuro psychiatric rehabilitation service for individuals with a brain injfury whose impairments are largely in the cognitive, behavioural or mental health spectrum.

Providing multidisciplinary care to help with assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and disability management for people requiring slow stream rehabilitation that may not be available from other services.

Referral Criteria

Men and Women aged 18 years and over who have a cognitive neurological impairment and who have rehabilitation needs that require the skill of at least three members of the multidisciplinary team.  Patients must have the potential to benefit significantly from time limited involvement.

A cost per case service with no georgaphical boundaries.

Referral Method

Referrals from any health professional.

Other information & documentation

Exclusion Criteria   We are unable to meet the needs of:

individuals with non-neurological problems or multi pathology.

Patients with neuro-degenerative diseases where the current problem does not need specialised neuro rehabilitation.

Although a locked environmnet, it is not a secure unit.  Individuals that require more intensive psychiatric/behaviour services will not be admitted and/or may be referred to other services after assessment.

Clinical Lead Contact Info

Clinical Lead Tish Andrews
Clinical Lead Title Clinical Nurse Manager
Clinical Lead Phone 0300 123 5044
Clinical Lead Address The Kite Unit Nelson Drive St James Hospital Portsmouth
Clinical Lead Postcode PO4 8GD
Clinical Lead e-mail tish.andrews@solent.nhs.uk

Service Manager Contact Info

Service Manager Sallyann Smith
Service Manager Title Clinical Services Manager
Service Manager Phone 0300 123 5007
Service Manager Address Western Community Hospital William Macleod Way Southampton SO16 4XE
Service Manager Postcode SO16 4XE
Service Manager e-mail sallyann.smith@solent.nhs.uk
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