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Spruce House – Derry (WHSCT)

Contact Information

Altnagelvin Hospital, Glenshane Road, Derry,
BT47 6SB View Location on Map >
Contact Person
Dr Manus McCaughey
Telephone Number
028 7129 6217
Email Address

Please contact our office for more information using the telephone number given in this profile.

Other Information

Facilities Information

Main Services Provided

Spruce House is an 18 bed specialist facility situated on the grounds of Altnagelvin Hospital. It is a unique and modern facility, specially designed to assess, evaluate the needs, plan and implement rehabilitation programmes of care for patients who have acquired brain injury or neuro-disability. Spruce House In addition it provides a time limited respite service to those clients who have complex care needs.

Each patient’s programme of care is tailored towards their individual needs and circumstances. The Staff within the unit have experience and expertise in identifying and understanding the effects created by brain injury and neurological disorders, coupled with the resources to assist, educate and facilitate patients in their rehabilitation towards an agreed optimal level of independence. Staff work across a multi-disciplinary and interagency framework, encompassing a holistic approach to treatment across all disciplines. Patients and their carer’s, where appropriate, are involved and participate in all aspects of their assessment, goal setting, care planning, review and discharge planning.

The unit is staffed by a range of disciplines who meet on a regular basis to discuss assessment of patient rehabilitative need in order to design and implement programmes of care. The core multi-disciplinary team consists of the following professionals: -

Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine
Rehabilitation Nurses
Occupational therapist
Clinical Speciality Doctor
Also in addition the team may have input from the following disciplines as required: -

Social work
Speech & Language therapy
Alternative medicine
Music therapy
Other surgical / medical specialist
All patients referred to the Unit will require a completed referral form.

Referrals will be accepted from:-

Member of the patient’s medical team
General Practitioner
Consultant Neuropsychologist

Organisation Type
  • Health & Social Care
Main Age Groups
  • 18+
Method of Access (Referral)
  • GP
  • Consultant Neuropsychologist or Member of the patient’s medical team
Family Support Services Categories
Main Category of Services
  • Disability - Physical & Sensory

Areas covered

  • Derry
  • Fermanagh
  • Limavady
  • Omagh
  • Strabane


Spruce House – Derry (WHSCT)

  • Spruce House – Derry (WHSCT)