Coma patient Jayne’s praise for hospital

Jayne Hilton
Jayne Hilton
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A Clock Face woman who spent two weeks in a coma after a serious road crash has praised the unit where she fought for her life.

Jayne Hilton, 38, visited the new rehab unit at the Walton Centre Complex Rehabilitation Unit ahead of its official re-opening.

She spent three months at the unit before completing her treatment at Mersey Care’s Brain Injuries Unit in Mossley Hill.

Jayne was seriously injured when her car was involved in a collision with a lorry on the St Helens linkway in March last year.

“It’ll be great for all the patients to be treated in such a fabulous environment,” said Jayne.

“I can’t believe it. Everything has been thought of and it’s a lot more high-tech than the current unit.”

The unit includes a courtyard in the centre of the new building will feature different surfaces and terrains as well as slopes, gradients and stairs to help patients in their rehabilitation.

“It will have a huge impact and it’s great that the designers spoke to the right people when they were putting the plans together,” said Jayne.

“There are lots of little things that will make a huge difference for patients and their families, such as meeting areas.”

Jayne still suffers from some visual impairment, memory loss, and weakness to her right hand side but is now back in work at Aintree University Hospital’s laboratories - and recently went skiing for the first time. “All the extra space, especially in the gyms, will make you feel like you can push more and do more,” added Jayne.