RHN's Therapy Computer Service Reopened

Facility back in action after being destroyed by a fire earlier this year


Putney Hospital Volunteers Impress the Mayor

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

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Following a fire that destroyed the therapy computer room at Putney’s Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) earlier this year, the Mayor of Wandsworth visited to officially reopen the new facility.

Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Stuart Thom, cutting the ribbon to officially open the therapy computer room

Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Stuart Thom

The service, which lost over £100,000 worth of specialist computer equipment to the fire, provides vital rehabilitation therapy to people recovering from brain injury, restoring a voice to those who would otherwise be unable to communicate.

The Mayor Said: “It gives me great pleasure to officially reopen the Compass Assistive Technology Service in this fantastic new room. My colleagues and I have seen some of the fantastic work that is undertaken generally at the RHN and this really is a vital part of that.”

The RHN needs to raise more than £2.5million every year to fund all of the vital services for people living with and recovering from brain injury and Compass is just one of those services.

Peter Edwards, Senior Partner of leading national healthcare law firm Capsticks which is a long-term supporter of the RHN said: “We have been supporting Compass for over 10 years now so I know what a life-changing service it provides. It gives me great pleasure to see compass back in this brilliant facility which provides such a great environment for people with serious brain injury.”

The (RHN is a national medical charity, independent from the NHS, which works to improve the lives of adults affected by severe neurological disability through specialist long term care and rehabilitation. Founded almost 160 years ago, the RHN finds ability in disability and seeks to advance the science of care through its research and education, helping to achieve the best possible quality of life for everyone living with neurological disability.

If you’d like to support the RHN, visit www.rhncharity.org.uk to find out how.

November 6, 2014