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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian visits Hull Road neurological care centre

July 3, 2019

Last Friday, Julian was invited to visit the Woodlands Neurological Rehabilitation Centre, based just off Hull Road in the east of the city.

This is a specialist care and rehabilitation facility for people who have had a stroke, as well as spinal cord disorders and acquired brain injury, taking patients on referral from York NHS. It also offers specialist care for those with progressive neurological disorders like Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s, Motor Neurone disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

It has excellent facilities, including hydrotherapy pool, large physiotherapy gym and occupational therapy kitchen, and is planning an extension, with 12 new bedrooms linked to the main centre.

Woodlands is run by a specialist interdisciplinary team including Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Occupational Therapists, and also provides other complementary therapies like music therapy and hydrotherapy.

After visiting, Julian said: “It is very encouraging to know that our city has such a  peaceful and caring place available to residents to help them recover from neurological health issues – we are very lucky to have Woodlands on our doorstep.

It was a pleasure to meet the team and see their wonderful facilities, and to understand how they work closely with our local NHS to meet the needs of residents.

This visit helps me to better comprehend how different parts of York’s health and care system work together, and the crucial role of rehabilitation services. From my discussions with the management of Woodlands I now have several points to take up with York NHS about how the  local referrals process could be changed to improve access to care for residents.”