Neurokinex in Hemel Hempstead wins Best Neurological Rehabilitation Programme award

Neurokinex is dedicated to providing activity based rehabilitation for people living with partial or complete paralysis

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 5:54 am

A rehabilitation centre in Hemel Hempstead has won the 2021 Social Care Awards’ Best Neurological Rehabilitation Programme Award.

Neurokinex, a charitable trust and social enterprise, provides neurological rehabilitation for people with spinal cord and brain injuries.

Its outpatient community-based gym facility in Hemel Hempstead provides rehabilitation and wellness programmes to people with both new and longer-term injuries.

Neurokinex team proudly holding their award

The judges acknowledged the sheer hard work and determination shown by the Neurokinex team, especially throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Noting that frontline Health and Social Care Workers proved crucial in supporting and guiding communities safely through the pandemic, the judges praised Neurokinex for continuing its ground-breaking work as much as social distancing and restrictions allowed.

Harvey Sihota, founder of Neurokinex, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen for this award, especially after such a difficult year in 2020.

“Individuals in the community with neurological conditions are at a greater risk of developing secondary complications, including pressure sores, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, reduced lean muscle mass, weight gain and depression.

"This means our role is as much about social care as it is about physical care and we are very proud that the Social Care Awards has recognised this in our work.”

Extending her congratulations to all the winners, awards co-ordinator Jessie Wilson said: “Whilst the people that work in this sector don’t do it for the accolades, we are eager to acknowledge the everyday achievements of those who embody the ideals of this sector of care."

Harvey added: “Neurokinex focuses on supporting individuals in the community to manage their long-term health and fitness, reduce the risk of hospital re-admissions and achieve independence through greater function and abilities.

“In this way, we can help to maintain a good quality of life and independence for people with neurological conditions living in the community.”