A huge focus for us at St Luke’s is enablement. Alongside our Medical and Nursing teams, our St Luke’s Therapy Team focus on each person’s individual aims and wishes, and how we can enable them to achieve them.
Enablement is not just about getting better or getting home, it’s about getting what each patient wants from being with us here at St Luke’s. Enablement is not about someone’s functional status, how able they are and whether they will be going home or not, it can be about anything that matters to them.
Our Therapist Team support people in all areas and have worked with many people, enabling them to do what can be seen as small goals, but are hugely important to them.
An individual’s goal could be anything from practising mobility on stairs with a view to going home, working towards being hoisted out into a chair to spend time with visitors, working on understanding breathing, anxiety or fatigue or simply being able to spend time with friends and family.