Other Community Services

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Day Hospital Services

The Day Hospital provides a service for those with multi-disciplinary needs which can be met in the outpatient setting. This includes the falls clinic, Parkinson’s Disease clinic, Stroke and TIA Clinics.

Stoma

The Stoma Care Team, offer support to stoma patients who are under UHSM’s Colorectal Services department, Christie Hospital, and the wider community of Greater Manchester. The specialist stoma care nurses offer support, advice and counselling to patients of all ages and their families/carers before, during and after surgery both in the hospital and at home. This includes helping patients to find the right appliance for their needs.

Stoma clinics are held at Withington clinic every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Appointments can be booked by telephone.

Referrals

Referrals can be made by telephone or fax – using the contact details below.

Location

Withington Clinic, 535 Wilmslow Rd, Withington, M20 4BA

Contact:
Tel: 0161 445 5001 (can also be paged via UHSM or Christie Hospital switchboard) 9am – 5pm Mon-Fri (except bank holidays)
Fax: 0161 445 7571

Podiatry

The Podiatry service aims to provide assessment and intervention for those patients with painful foot and lower limb conditions where this has reduced mobility and independence. We offer comprehensive range of general podiatry and specialist clinics designed to reduce foot problems and improve mobility by early intervention and management. The podiatry department delivers special clinics led by specialist podiatrists and advanced practitioners in related specialisms. A domiciliary service is available for patients who are housebound. Find out more about our Podiatry Services.

Contact:
0161 945 3624 – Northenden Health Centre – appointments
0161 215 2038 – Podiatry Administration
0161 215 2053 – Podiatry Lead

Dermot Murphy Centre

The Dermot Murphy Centre is a 22-bed ‘NHS Continuing Healthcare’ unit for patients with complex physical health needs who need nursing or personal care. The centre has 21 beds for long-stay residents and one respite bed for short-term care. Nursing staff provide specialist 24-hour nursing skills to a broad range of highly dependent people include those with severe multiple disabilities following an acquired brain or other complex  injury or diagnosis with progressive neurological, respiratory, cardiac, renal musculoskeletal or gastrointestinal diseases.  The service is fully equipped to meet the needs of people with dementia and deliver end of life care.

The centre has support on hand from GPs and hospital consultants including emergency out of hours GP cover. Visiting health professionals include podiatrists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, and speech and language therapists, who provide advice and support for nursing staff as needed. The service aims to prevent re-admission to hospital by providing nursing care and medical treatment on site.

Contact:
Tel: 0161 946 8364
Fax: 0161 946 942

AAA Screening

The NHS funded National Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme aims to reduce deaths in men aged 65 and over by detecting AAA’s early and offering appropriate monitoring or treatment.

An estimated 80,000 men in England and Wales are affected by the condition, which is caused when the main blood vessel in the abdomen – the aorta – weakens and starts to expand. If undetected, the condition can be fatal. Around 6,000 people die each year from a burst AAA. The NHS AAA screening programme aims to reduce these deaths by up to 50 per cent, by detecting AAA’s early and offering appropriate monitoring or treatment.

Men who have AAA will not normally notice any symptoms, which is why screening is so important. The test is simple, non-invasive and usually takes less than ten minutes.

Contact:
For further information go to:
www.nhs.uk/aaa
www.circulationfoundation.org.uk
or Tel: 0161 291 5716

Expert Patients Programme

Staying well with a long-term health condition – a free NHS course for anyone who lives with (or cares for) a long-term health condition. Learn to:

  • Manage physical and emotional difficulties
  • Develop a partnership with your healthcare professionals
  • Plan ahead with support from the team
  • Increase your motivation and feel more positive

The programme is run by trained tutors – people with experience of self-managing a long term condition. It takes place over six weekly sessions which are once a week for 2.5 hours at local venues throughout Manchester.

Contact:
For information on course venues across Manchester or to find out more please contact the Expert Patients Programme Team on 0161 371 2105 or email smu-tr.EPP@nhs.net.

Community Falls Service (Tier 2 Falls)

This service offers a specialist Therapy, Podiatry and Medicines Management led service run clinic and Home based (Domiciliary) Falls service based from Tier 2 Admin at Withington Community Hospital. It has strong links and liaises with the Day Hospital based Falls Service.

People should be referred to whichever Falls Service best suits their needs, not both at the same time; either the Community or the Day Hospital Falls and Syncope service. Find out more about the Day Hospital and about UHSM’s overall Falls and Syncope Service.

Patients referred to the incorrect falls services will be triaged to the most appropriate service at receipt of referral by either of the services.

Contact:
For further information please contact the Day Hospital.
Tel: 0161 217 4251
Fax: 0161 217 4252