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Douglas Grant rehabilitation unit

The Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre was the first purpose-built unit in the West of Scotland to offer a specialist integrated rehabilitation service.

The building was carefully designed to provide the best equipment and facilities in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. The centre provides specialised treatments for people with very diverse needs, including Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Parkinson's Disease and Motor Neurone Disease. Wheelchair Clinic Physiotherapists, Technical Officers and Bioengineers work together to provide the first wheelchair assessment centre in the West of Scotland outwith the regional centre in Glasgow.

The Centre is committed to its prime objective - to help patients achieve their fullest physical, psychological and social potential.

The philosophy of the Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre is firmly based on the individual needs of its patients. Structured programmes are carefully tailored to reflect those needs and through co-ordinated therapy from the many disciplines involved, each individual is motivated and encouraged to achieve their goals.

Backed by the resources of NHS Ayrshire & Arran, the Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre is at the forefront of rehabilitation therapy. Its forward-thinking, comprehensive approach leads the way in helping patients achieve independence, dignity and a better quality of life.

The Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre is named after Dr Douglas T Grant who was a Consultant Physician in Care of the Elderly at Ayrshire Central Hospital from 1962 until he retired in 1989. Dr Grant was instrumental in bringing the Rehabilitation Medicine Service to Ayrshire.

There are two in-patient wards connected to the Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre, Pavilion 11, Neuro Rehab Medicine and Pavilion 10, Care of the Elderly.

The Ayrshire Multiple Sclerosis service is co-ordinated from the Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre, Ayrshire Central Hospital. A dedicated multi-disciplinary team aim to provide a client centred approach in maintaining a high level of function and independence for those people who have been diagnosed as having Multiple Sclerosis.

The multi-discplinary team consists of:

  • Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Ward nursing
  • Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Dietetics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Orthotic Services
  • Wheelchair Services
  • Portering
  • Secretarial/Administrative


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Contact Details
Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre
Ayrshire Central Hospital
Kilwinning Road
Irvine KA12 8SS
01294 323030

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