Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) is a national medical charity providing assessment, rehabilitation, treatment and care for adults with profound and complex disabilities caused by disease or damage to the brain or other parts of the nervous system.
Patients at the RHN may have a brain injury caused by an accident, infection, lack of oxygen to the brain, or a clot or bleed into the brain causing a stroke, whilst others may suffer any of a range of degenerative neurological illnesses, such as multiple sclerosis or Huntington’s disease. The hospital also cares for a number soldiers returning from Afghanistan who have been affected by brain injury whilst in active service.
Established in 1854 and based in Putney in south west London, the RHN has expertise across a wide range of clinical services supported by a multitude of therapies, assistive technology solutions and recreation and leisure opportunities which increase choice, control, dignity and contribute to an individual pathway for people with neuro-disabilities.
The School’s collaboration with the RHN is now in its third year and around eight nursing students per year undertake placements at the RHN.
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