Cygnet Brunel

Crow Lane, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7DP

Gender: Male

Age: 18+

Bed: 32

Cygnet Brunel in Bristol offers an extensive Neuropsychiatric treatment, care and rehabilitation pathway which is unique in its ability to provide a dedicated pathway to meet the complex needs of service users within their care.

The individually designed wards facilitate a clear and distinctive care and treatment pathway for those affected by an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); where behaviours that challenge are the overarching impairment to recovery and rehabilitation.

Changing Lives: The Cygnet Staff Podcast

In Episode 1 of season two of the Changing Lives podcast we speak with Hospital Manager, Stephanie Coxon and the staff team and two services users at Cygnet Brunel to hear about some of the coproduced initiatives they’ve been working on recently including the Friendly Bean Café and Cygnet’s first service user-led Quality Improvement project.

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Our rehabilitative pathway is lead by an all-encompassing in-house clinical and medical team – ensuring person centred outcomes are maximised through interdisciplinary working which places the individual at the heart of their discharge planning.

Our services at a glance:

Cygnet Brunel supports the Level 1 Neuropsychiatric Rehabilitation pathway for the South West and as such accommodates Level 1 & 2a patients across all of the wards; focusing on the service users individual needs in order to prioritize the ward location.

Ketch Ward creates a goal focussed Neuropsychiatric rehabilitation pathway. The therapeutic rich environment engages services users and offers them the opportunity to maximise their independence, providing post-acute specialist rehabilitation beds for NHS England.

Clipper Ward offers a safe and therapeutic setting for those affected by an acquired brain injury whose nursing and care dependency requires more input from our nursing team. This may mean that service users have a PEG or RIG, catheter or complex physical health support requirements. Those service users affected by neurodegenerative conditions who require maintenance therapy and positive behavioural support to help maintain function and manage disease progression are also supported on this ward. Quality of life is key to the ward’s ethos.

Pilot Ward supports individuals with a co-morbid diagnosis of ABI and Organic Behaviour Disorders. Bespoke treatment pathways help to manage impairments generated by both ABI and Mental Health conditions, ensuring symptom regulation is maintained for optimum recovery and quality of life.

Yawl offers a slower stream Neuropsychiatric Rehabilitation pathway for men affected by an ABI. The ward offers service users an opportunity to maximise their skills through a slower stream approach enabling them to transfer their skills into the community and day to day living prior to their successful discharge.

Our in-house interdisciplinary team:

  • Neuropsychiatrist/ Psychiatrist
  • Specialty Doctors
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Physiotherapist
  • Clinical Hospital Manager
  • Clinical Head of Care
  • Nurses across RMN/RGN/RNLD disciplines
  • Support Workers

Our service user profile:

  • Men aged 18+ affected by an ABI or neurological condition where challenging behaviour is the
    leading impairment
  • Men with complex presentations who could have co morbid mental health diagnoses, neurological
    or non-epileptic seizures
  • May be detained under the Mental Health Act, informal or subject to DoLS
  • May have a forensic history
  • With a diagnosis of:
    • Established or suspected Acquired Brain Injury including those sustained through trauma,
      anoxia, stroke, tumour, virus or infection
    • Specialist Dementia e.g. Frontotemporal Dementia
    • Established or suspected neurodegenerative condition including Huntington’s Disease
    • Alcohol Related Brain Disease
  • Presenting symptoms may include:
    • Dysphasia or other communication problems
    • Dysphagia with or without the requirement of PEG support/modified diets
    • Moderate to severe cognitive impairment
    • Mobility impairments
    • Psychiatric disorders including psychoses
    • Post-ictal psychosis
    • Organic personality disorder
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