St Giles has a clinic which not only caters for the staff and patients in need of rehabilitation but it also offers services to the public as well as communities surrounding the Centre. Corporate companies can also take advantage of this facility as a way of providing basic medical cover for their employees. Our services include doctor’s consultation and other normal clinic services. The clinic is operated by a highly qualified and experienced Medical Doctor who has been in the medical industry for over 20 years and a registered nurse with 41 years of experience
St Giles Workshop
Our workshop department is one of the most important departments at the Rehabilitation Centre. It is responsible for in-house maintenance of chairs, beds and other immediate needs. The workshop department manufactures items such as commodes, corner seats, and special chairs to suit the specific needs of persons with disabilities. They also repair wheelchairs and crutches to serve the physically challenged community at St Giles and other surrounding areas.
We have a qualified Artisan Carpenter with over 20 years of experience and an experienced welder who has also been with the centre for over five years. The workshop personnel work together with the therapists to produce adaptable gadgets for persons with disabilities
The nursery provides invaluable therapy for the younger age groups. Children learn early socialization and constructive play. Play form the medium of change and this group thus receives much crucial help in this way.
The department is manned by Rehabilitation Technicians and a therapy assistant with the support of a part time Speech Therapy consultant. Speech therapy preferred term speech-language pathology(SLP) is the profession devoted to the assessment, habilitation, rehabilitation, counselling and prevention services for individuals from birth through old age who have some type of speech, voice, language, cognitive-communicative or swallowing disorder.
The conditions mostly seen in the department are childhood apraxia, dysathria, dementia, huntington’s disease, laryngeal cancer, oral cancer, orofacial myofunctional disorders, articulation disorder and phonological processing, stuttering and voice disorders. They also cater for language based learning disabilities, pre-school language disorders, selective mutism, attention deficit, autism, cleft lip and palate, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions.
The speech therapy treatment plans include receptive or expressive communication, speech or articulation, alternative augmentative communication, oral motor exercises, oral feeding sessions, swallowing stimulation, cognitive communication, school visits and home program recommendations. To achieve the above treatment focus areas, the team works hand in hand with the St Giles multidisciplinary team, schools, families, ENT’s, Audiologists and referring specialist to set goals and review progress.
The hydrotherapy pool is an extension of physiotherapy where exercising is done in warm water. It is one of a kind amongst few hydro-pools in Zimbabwe and the centre has managed to keep it running over the years. The hydrotherapy pool is used for patients with both neurological and orthopaedic conditions. It is a unique facility and extremely useful treatment medium.
The Social work department is manned by a Senior Social Worker with the assistance of two third year students on attachment. The social worker assumes the role of case manager in the rehabilitation program, planning and preparation, which starts when an individual is admitted to the in-patient program and continues during the in-patient stay with the social worker helping the family deal with social, financial and emotional aspects of the condition until such a time when the team determines that the individual is ready to move to the next step in the rehabilitation process or even when premature discharge occurs as a result of financial constraints.
The conditions mostly seen are stroke patients, spinal patients and orthopaedic patients. The Social work department assesses and intervenes in the areas of psycho-social functioning and discharge planning, the social worker helps the patient and the family move from a situation of uncertainty, anxiety and dependence to one of increased confidence, hope and autonomy. Through counselling they assist the patient and the family to adjust to their loss as a result of their disability through various stages of grieving and loss which include denial, anger, bargaining and acceptance.
The department is manned by a Psychologist who plays the role of assessing for mental disorders and psychological problems, provision of psychotherapy as well as formal testing for learning and educational problems.
The Psychologists treats all age groups in terms of any conditions to do with the mind ranging from but not limited to stress related issues, spelling problems, marital conflicts as well as traumatic head injuries. The psychologist caters for a wide array of conditions which cannot all be listed.
8 Drummond Chaplin Road,
Milton Park, Harare
P O Box A224, Avondale, Harare
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