Hospital for Neuro-disability - finding ability in disability
lives are touched by neuro-disability. Most of us know somebody
who has suffered damage to the brain or nervous system. Common
causes are traffic accidents, assaults, strokes and illnesses,
such as multiple sclerosis or Huntington's disease. Often
those affected are young people, with much unfulfilled potential
and long years of happy life seemingly cut short.
|The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability is a national
medical charity, not part of the NHS. It specialises in treating
the most serious of these disabilities. Based on West Hill,
Putney, experienced and expert staff ensure that each person
is given the best available care. Here, with hard work and patience,
people with neuro-disabilities are given the chance to lead
more independent lives.
||Every day we help someone regain a precious ability,
lost through brain injury or disease. Abilities and life skills
that many people perhaps take for granted. Each regained ability
represents a huge achievement for the patient, and a significant
milestone of hope for their families.
In 2004 the Royal Hospital will celebrate its 150th Anniversary.
It has been a part of the Putney community since 1857 and continues
to play an active role, hosting sports events for local schools
in the hospital grounds, running education and awareness campaigns
with schools, hosting events for local businesses and community
groups in our historic reception rooms and speaking at community
events. The hospital also gives Putney people a chance to take part
in events and activities that they otherwise may not have considered,
including the London Marathon and parachute jumps.
In turn, the community is also very important to the hospital.
We currently have 150 volunteers from the local area who play a
vital role providing recreational activities for the patients. Volunteers
also help with fundraising activities and the Putney community have
always been generous.
Many local businesses are very supportive of the work of the hospital.
Capsticks solicitors, Allan Fuller Estate Agents, and Russell Cooke
Solicitors are among those who have developed a good relationship
with the hospital.
Each week the hospital must raise £40,000 to continue to
provide the treatment and care our patients and residents need,
so your continued support is greatly appreciated.
To find out more about the work of the Royal Hospital and ways
that you can get involved, please visit our website, www.rhn.org.uk,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact
020 8785 7844.
Charity No: 205907