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Brookfield Centre is an intermediate care service that aims to provide a welcoming environment, in which service users can maximise their independence in all aspects of their daily living.
We will engage and encourage service users and their families in the decision-making process regarding their care, health and wellbeing and therapy programmes. This will enable a plan to be designed with the in-reach nurses, social workers and therapists, around daily living skills and mobility practice, to assist in planning for a discharge.
We will provide a period of care and reablement for people who live in St Helens, whose needs can be met through intermediate care services.
The council's transport service for adults is linked to the centre.
We also work in partnership with TORUS in the management of transitional tenancies in St Helens.
Sometimes when people are ready to be discharged from hospital, they may not be fit enough to go home straight away. Or some people may have difficulties managing at home due to illness or reduced mobility. They may require a further period of recovery and/or rehabilitation. Brookfield Centre is an Intermediate Care Unit where a person’s needs are assessed and treatment is given in order for them to be discharged home safely. We aim to review your needs within seven days of admission.
Referral and Admission for Intermediate Care
How is your care managed?
How long will I be there?
Brookfield aims to:
The Registered Manager of Brookfield is Sharron Fisher, if you wish to speak to her or a member of her team please contact them on 01744 677735.
Brookfield aims to provide care in a 30 bedded unit for people who don't need to remain in hospital yet not quite fit to return home, this could be for a variety of reasons. We also accept admissions from Crisis response to prevent unnecessary hospital admission.
The Integrated Discharge Team at Whiston hospital will assess you and refer you to Brookfield if they feel that you will benefit from a stay there prior to your discharge home. We will plan your discharge after your initial assessment.
There are Intermediate Care Support Workers to support you 24 hours a day they service has several different professionals working alongside us STHK trust who work between 8.00am and 8.30pm.
Your estimated discharge will be assessed on admission and throughout your stay and your discharge plans discussed with you and your relatives if you choose.
At Brookfield we provide intermediate care to promote independence. The service has several different professionals working in it:
These all work with you to help you regain your independence to remain independent.
The aims of the service
Transport is provided for people whose needs have been assessed by a social worker. This is to provide assisted travel to council day services.
The service also works with Health & Community Services to assist with timely discharges from hospital, and transfers from people's homes to other community venues.
There are three flats in one of the Extra Care Housing Schemes in Newton-le-Willows that allow clients to try independent living in a supported environment.
Staff at the Extra Care Housing Schemes, in collaboration with Contact Cares, will work with individuals to support and plan their return home or transfer to longer term care services.
Referrals are taken through the Contact Cares Centre on 01744 676767.