After many months of uncertainly, waiting, three hospitals and one elderly persons’ ward, the day has finally come for Danny to move to the Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability; we’re all very excited.
We got off to a rocky start as Danny’s transport turned up late and Danny felt a little travel sick when we finally got onto the road, but it was worth it. We arrived through the gates of the hospital around 1pm and wheeled Danny out through the main reception and onto his new ward, Drapers ward.
Drapers ward has around 20 beds, all for people in similar situations to Danny; most of the other patients there seemed quite happy and were zooming about in customised wheelchairs or finishing off lunch when we arrived. Danny has a nice bed next to the window in one of the four bed side-rooms.
Within a couple of hours of Danny moving in he had met a large portion of the team that will be looking after him, a fairly big team including a receptionist, physical therapists, nurses, occupational therapists, etc.