Donations to King’s College Hospital Charity have enabled the Frank Cooksey Rehabilitation Unit to purchase a special tilt-in-space wheelchair. The unit provides intensive rehab for patients recovering from a severe neurological problem such as a brain injury, disease or trauma.
“Without this chair, our more dependent patients would have to spend more time in bed", said senior physiotherapist Claire Browning. "The chair means families and friends can take patients out to the local park, which they always enjoy.”
Patients who have suffered neurological damage need help in learning again how to walk, talk, dress and do everyday things. The unit aims to support patients making the transition from hospital back to home.