Milford Hospital League of Friends
Milford Rehabilitation hospital is a specialist establishment for frail, elderly patients requiring rehabilitation, including the after effects of a stroke. The hospital is situated in the geographic centre of the Guildford & Waverley area and has traditionally served patients from that population and further afield, referrals being from local GPs and the Royal Surrey County Hospital.
The hospital is set in beautiful grounds amid rolling Surrey countryside and with parking available on-site. The wards enjoy flat surfaces at ground level and an open outlook with direct access to extensive outside areas to aid walking in preparation for discharge. There are sitting areas and facilities for communal dining all designed to facilitate rehabilitation, where possible to a home environment. A coffee shop for visitors is also provided.
Milford Assessment and Rehabilitation Centre (MARC) now renamed Day Assessment and Rehabilitation Centre (DARC) has moved back to Milford and occupies up-rated accommodation including: a consulting room, treatment room and a main communal area. Regular visits are made by geriatric consultants based at the RSCH. While permanent on-site staff include physio-; occupational-; and speech and language therapists; psychologists and dieticians. These together make up a unique multi-disciplinary team able to assess, diagnose and triage patients into the appropriate rehabilitation stream.
Refurbishment of the hospital is now complete giving a greatly improved environment for patients and staff alike. This has been a difficult project given that patient treatment and care has had to continue uninterrupted throughout the process and staff are to be congratulated on having maintained the high standard of service for which the hospital is renowned during the building work. The resulting improvements will give improved access for patients with disabilities and also represent an opportunity to fundamentally improve the building’s future flexibility and capacity to meet the changing health needs of the community including the potential to increase bed capacity when needed. Staff, patients and supporters alike are delighted that this long awaited improvement has been brought to fruition.