Health: The Bagnères-de-Bigorre Rehabilitation Center launches a mobile team of rehabilitation experts

In order to expand its rehabilitation centre, Bagnères-de-Bigorre Hospital has just launched a mobile rehabilitation expert team that works at home throughout the Hautes-Pyrénées region.

It was the final missing link in the chain. Launched at the Bagnères-de-Bigorre Hospital Center just a few weeks ago, the Mobile Rehabilitation Expert Team (EMER 65) has already carried out about fifteen interventions in the homes of patients with neuromotor problems (or in their reception structure) and this, As an extension of their rehabilitation in a health institution and support system to return home.

Multidisciplinary team

“The aim is to promote and secure home care for people who face difficulties in their daily lives and this often requires adaptation of their living setting,” sums up Dr. David Mistry, Chair of EMER 65.

And the mission of its team of experts is multiple. Because it is not only about assessing the adaptive needs of the individual and his environment (human, physical, etc.) Lots of procedures that required real expertise, which the Bagnérais Hospital went to look for abroad.

“EMER 65 was created with a dedicated staff, and therefore with job creation. It is a multidisciplinary team specializing in rehabilitation. It consists of a Physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, an Occupational Therapist, a Social Worker and a Secretary, in particular recruited,” explains Dr. David Mistry, the chief of order in the city of Spa.

EMER 65 device, administrative device

“It is completely new. The creation of mobile rehabilitation expert teams follows a request from the Regional Health Agency (ARS). Bagnères Hospital responded to the call for tenders launched by the ARS last summer and received a positive response in September. We received a positive response in September. We launched the creation of this Team We went live in February 2023 and today we are fully operational, ”Dr. David Mistry rejoices, not without emphasizing that this is a departmental device. It remains to make it known to health professionals.

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“In the Hautes-Pyrénées we are the only ones, and if the team is based in the Bagnères-de-Bigorre Hospital Center, it works throughout the department, in patients’ homes and in structures such as the SSR, Ehpad, surgical, long-term, psychiatric, specialized nurseries Medicare, etc.”, he says.

Tailored and integrated service

“Our work is complementary. If we intervene in other health institutions, that is to provide our expertise and respond to complex issues on an ad hoc basis. We don’t provide care but we can help people with their administrative procedures, for example. We do that on a case-by-case basis,” she said. confirms Isabelle Artige, social worker at EMER65. The intervention is intended for adults who are residents of Hautes-Pyrénées but can only request the services of a hospital, liberal health professionals, medico-social structures, and Hautes-Pyrénées health networks.

Requests for intervention can be downloaded from the Bagnères-de-Bigorre Hospital Center website or requested by e-mail ([email protected]). More information on 05 62 91 42 93 or 06 40 84 75 58.

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