Rehabilitation Unit


Rehabilitation Unit

The Brampton Rehabilitation facility is co-located with Brampton Care Home. It provides a high quality, specialised assessment and rehabilitation service for people with cognitive, physical and/or emotional symptoms following an acquired brain injury. It also provides a long term care programme for those residents requiring more complex care and specialist input.

Acquired Brain Injury is an inclusive category that embraces acute (rapid onset) damage to the brain from any cause, including:

  • Trauma – due to head injury or post-surgical damage (e.g. following tumour resection)
  • Vascular accident (stroke or subarachnoid haemorrhage)
  • Cerebral anoxia/hypoxia
  • Other toxic or metabolic insult (e.g., hypoglycaemia)
  • Infection (e.g., meningitis, encephalitis) or other inflammation (e.g., vasculitis). 
The service also endeavours to support people with other neurological conditions including, but not limited to, Guillain Barre Syndrome, Critical care myopathy, multiple sclerosis.

At Brampton Care and Rehabilitation Centre, we work with the person and their family to develop person-centred goals including consideration of their views, cultural background, pre-morbid lifestyle and interests. Each person and their families are offered appropriate information throughout their stay and are involved in decisions regarding their care and discharge plan. Prior to discharge, our Multi-disciplinary team refer on to appropriate community services to provide ongoing support.

For more information on our Rehabilitation & Complex Care Units

Inclusion Criteria for Residential Rehabilitation:

  • Persons aged 18 years or older who are medically/surgically stable
  • Diagnosis of Acquired Brain Injury/other neurological condition including but not limited to:
    • Cerebral Vascular Accident
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Non-malignant or low-grade Brain Tumor
    • Hypoxic Brain Injury
    • Inflammatory brain disease
    • Toxic or metabolic insult e.g. hypoglycaemia, central pontine myelinolysis
    • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
    • Critical Care Myopathy
    • Progressive Neurological conditions (admission agreed on a case by case basis)

Exclusion Criteria

  • Persons with brain injury are not considered for admission to Brampton ABI Unit where other needs (e.g. medical, psychiatric, behavioural, drug and substance misuse) impact on their ability to engage in the rehab process.
  • Persons actively using drugs and/or alcohol
  • Currently in post-trauma amnesia
  • Active risk of physical violence
  • Detained under the Mental Health Act (2001) as an involuntary patient
  • Spinal Cord Injury

Brampton Multi-Disciplinary Team:

Sharon Hennessy

Person in Charge

Nora Ryan

Nora Ryan

Dr. Michelle Gaffney

Dr. Michelle Gaffney MB BCH BAO, MRCPI, MSc, CSST
Brampton Multi-Disciplinary Team

  • Person in Charge: Sharon Hennessy is a certified Brain Injury Specialist with more than 20 years of experience in this field.
  • Director of Nursing: Nora Ryan
  • Assistant Directors of Nursing
  • Clinical Nurse Managers
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Neuro Physiotherapist, specialising in spasticity management

  • Clinical Neuro Psychologist
  • Registered General and Specialist Nurses
  • Behavioural Specialists
  • Activity Coordinators
  • Therapy Assistants
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Neuro Speech & Language Therapist

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    Referral Sources

    We accept referrals from:

    • Acute Hospitals
    • National Rehabilitation Hospital
    • Other In-patient Rehabilitation Facilities
    • Community Brain Injury Services
    • Other Care Facilities
    • Self-Referral/Family/Carer referral
    Brampton is the proud sponsor of Oranmore – Maree Football Club. Brampton has access to their superb sports facilities in Oranmore Town Centre. These facilities can be used by our residents in their rehabilitation journey.