About the Stamford Unit
The Stamford Unit is a 96 bedded intermediate care facility based on the Tameside Hospital site.
The facility provides care through four pathways: rehabilitation; complex discharge planning; end of life and step up from the community.
Care is provided in single patient rooms with en-suite bathrooms. There are communal lounge and dining areas. A garden is available for patients and families to use.
The unit is led by a multi-disciplinary team with support from GPs. All patients who come to the Stamford Unit are considered medically stable and have been discharged by the acute hospital.
The Therapy Team are an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team and provide initial assessment, plan therapy that is delivered by the whole team and support discharge planning. Registered physiotherapists and occupational therapists are supported by therapy instructors and health care therapy assistants. We use a personalised approach to ensure that individuals are involved in their rehabilitation plan as much as possible and that these are reviewed on a regular basis.
Each floor has a primary focus, although all do provide care through all four pathways. The ground floor is the assessment area for the unit. Floor one has a therapy focus; whereas the second floor leads on complex discharge planning.
We have a wide range of extra facilities at the Stamford Unit that promote independence and quality of life. We have a therapy activity room, gym and kitchen. We have recently brought in new RemPods based around a laundry and train carriage simulation.
We work closely with other services that come to the Stamford Unit, such as social workers, dieticians, speech and language therapists and podiatrists. We work with community teams such as IUCT and district nurses to ensure a smooth discharge.
The unit considers family and friends as integral to the care of the service users. We welcome visitors, although this is currently restricted. The unit management welcome discussions regarding how family can support their loved ones whilst they are on the unit.