DMRC Headley Court

DMRC Headley Court

DMRC dialogue pic2 Welcome to Headley Court – the home of the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC). DMRC has been located on this site near Epsom, Surrey for over 60 years and has seen much change in that time although perhaps the pace of change is at its greatest at this moment.Originally founded as RAF Headley Court after the Second World War, for the treatment of injured RAF Aircrew, it is now part of the Joint Medical Command (JMC). With a staff of over 360 Service and civilian personnel, it provides a range of rehabilitation services from outpatients through residential courses for those with sports, exercise and industrial injuries up to those with complex life changing trauma injuries including amputation and brain injury. At present there are 135 hostel rooms for force generation patients and 96 in-patient beds to support those who need more nursing support.

DMRC is the Services premier rehabilitation facility. The wide skill base of it’s personnel allow for the treatment of the most complex of rehabilitation cases offering support to the Regional Rehabilitation Units and forming an integral part of the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Programme.

DMRC offers access to all specialists engaged in rehabilitation with on-site consultants, physiotherapists, remedial instructors, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, social workers, prosthetics, podiatrists, a psychologist and a cognitive therapist. It has 5 gymnasiums, a large hydrotherapy pool to support the clinical departments and the new H4H swimming pool. The medical records department, workshops, supply and administration staff all support DMRC’s clinical role. It also contains the Joint Service’s School for Exercise Remedial Instructors. Pool & HRH at DMRC

DMRC is entering a period of rapid change and development. This is a direct consequence of the requirement for enhanced services to manage the increasing numbers of trauma survivors who reach Headley Court with ever more complex needs. However, there is also increasing pressure to return to full deployable fitness those with more minor conditions. These 2 groups of patients might appear to be mutually exclusive; however, each is of equal importance to Defence. DMRC’S force generation work supports the physical component of fighting power whilst its rehabilitation of complex trauma cases supports the moral component. In addition, as the physical capability of trauma survivors increases so these individuals are now joining force generation groups.

Gp Capt C S Walton
Commanding Officer DMRC

Nursing Division
To deliver patient-centred Rehabilitation Nursing Care with a focus on continuous improvement and evidence-based practice, to achieve nursing excellence within the speciality in support of optimal rehabilitation outcomes.

The provision of 24-hour evidence-based Nursing Care to patients undergoing consultant led, multidisciplinary intensive rehabilitation. This involves working collaboratively with patients to achieve maximum independence while providing information, guidance and support in self-care, pain and wound management to optimise engagement in rehabilitation activities. Nursing supports to patients in the achievement of personal goals while providing a safe environment in which to do so.

Nurses and patients at DMRC

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