Referrals will come from the Dorset Neurorehabilitation Service, with a recommendation from your consultant as to the level of rehabilitation, specifically the nature and frequency of therapy, that is appropriate for you, and the type of location where that may be best provided. Please note that members of the public cannot apply directly for complex rehabilitation.
As part of the referral, you will be asked to provide consent in order that NHS Dorset can share information with your family or representative.
If approved by NHS Dorset, funding and initial support is usually put in place for three months and is related to agreed rehabilitation objectives. Any ongoing funding after this will be dependent on an ongoing review of progress towards the rehabilitation goals. If you continue to have further rehabilitation needs that cannot be met by therapy provided by NHS community rehabilitation services assessment then funding will usually be extended until that position has been reached.
NHS Dorset will inform your consultant of the outcome of an application in writing. Where people are funded for complex rehabilitation, they will have a dedicated case manager who will support them with regards specific enquiries, be responsible for the ongoing review of progress towards rehabilitation and the review of rehabilitation goals, and the setting of any new ones as situations change. They will also work closely, where appropriate, with the care providers, social care colleagues, and housing.