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Why people power is key to Elysium Neurological’s success



Elysium Neurological is the neuro division of Elysium Healthcare – one of the UK’s fastest growing private healthcare providers.

In the last 12 months, it has acquired some of the UK’s leading neurological rehabilitation and complex care services to become an emerging leader in the field.

From sites in the Midlands and Middlesbrough to Herefordshire and Darlington, Elysium Neurological is staking a claim to become
one of the UK’s leading providers of neurological services.

These centres provide both neurological rehabilitation and long term complex care 
for people with brain and spinal cord injuries, together with long term support for those with progressive neurological conditions such as Huntington’s or motor neurone disease (MND).

But the brick and mortar sites are just one 
part of the story; what is setting Elysium Neurological apart is the culture at the heart of the organisation, and its people. They are the key to delivering the highest quality complex care services for residents.

That’s why Elysium Healthcare CEO Joy Chamberlain has put such a strong focus on hiring the most well-regarded experts into Elysium Neurological.

Joy says: “If you want to be the best you have to hire the best people, with the most experience and expertise. We are determined to deliver the highest quality neurological rehabilitation and care for our residents and to do this we need a broad spectrum of knowledge and clinical expertise to provide these complex and multifaceted treatments and care pathways.”

One of those leaders is Professor Nick Alderman, who brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise in neurobehavioural rehabilitation and will be developing bespoke services and pathways for Elysium Neurological.

The first of which will be Gladstone House, located in a customised building on the same site as Adderley Green in Stoke-on-Trent.

He says: “In studies conducted over many years, challenging behaviours have been recognised as posing a greater long-term impediment to community integration after a brain injury than physical disabilities. Neurobehavioural rehabilitation attempts to alleviate social handicap arising from neurobehavioural disability.

“I will develop high quality services to support this patient group, and in doing so will provide a new patient pathway for Elysium Neurological which will complement and support the existing neurological services and broaden the expertise and knowledge within the wider organisation.”

Other new recruits include Dr Jenny Brooks (consultant neuropsychologist) and Shaun O’Gara (neurobehavioural lead nurse), who will support the development of the neurobehavioural rehabilitation services.

To deliver the best neurological pathways it is essential to have a diverse range of clinicians. Elysium Neurological’s physical rehabilitation pathways, meanwhile, are staffed with a dedicated team of nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and consultant neuropsychologists, with sessional support from consultant neuropsychiatry, music therapy and consultants in rehabilitation medicine, alongside GP cover.

Joy Chamberlain adds: “Our clinical teams lead and innovate to deliver truly person-centred services where each individual is at the heart of everything. During our first year we recruited 1,000 new staff including 244 nurses and 565 healthcare team members.

“We want to work in partnership with local services to complement what they have and provide the services that are in the greatest need. A key priority this year is to continue investing in our team by providing excellent staff development opportunities and benefits; and recruiting personnel with a range of expertise to complement existing teams.

“We care for our staff team. Without them we could not deliver exceptional care.”

Although a new market entrant, Elysium Neurological appears to be well on track to become the leading provider of person- centred neurological care across England.

For referrals:
Call 07387 108 625 or email rachael.chamberlain@elysiumhealthcare.co.uk.
Visit www.elysiumhealthcare.co.uk for more information.