Neuro Rehab

 

Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team

KCHFT's Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team consists of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dieticians, nurses, rehabilitation assistants and administrators who provide rehabilitation for adults with progressive and non-progressive neurological disability. This may include stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis (MS) Parkinson’s disease and motor neurone disease. The team has close links with the neuro-psychology service and works closely with social services, hospitals and the voluntary sector, including the MS Society and Parkinson’s UK

The team supports discharged patients who may have had a stroke or brain injury. The team also helps support people who have a long-term condition such as MS.  The team works in the most appropriate community setting, which can be at home, in a day centre or in an out-patient clinic. The team runs a range of therapy groups including balance and exercise and fatigue management. The team works with the patient and family to ensure rehabilitation is carried over into everyday activities

Patients would need to be referred to their GP or another health professional

Referrals should be sent to:  kcht.LRUwestkent@nhs.net

Tel:  0300 123 1950 | Website:  Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team

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East Kent Neurorehabilitation Unit

The East Kent Neurorehabilitation Unit (EKNRU) is based at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital with 19 dedicated neurorehab beds.  It provides rehabilitation for people who have an injury or illness that affects their brain or spine.  This service is open to patients registered with a GP practice in East Kent and who fulfil the following criteria:

  1. There is evidence of organic neurological aetiology
  2. The patient's impairments are having a significant effect on their ability to participate in society and fulfil social roles
  3. The patient's need for rehabilitation is more intensive than can be provided by their local ICT (i.e. more than one hour per day, 5 days per week)

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If any queries whether to refer please call the Unit on 01227 864261

EKNRU Referral Form

Advice and Guidance is being made available for all specialties, and is being provided by consultant specialists at East Kent Hospitals.  To make a request or to check to if a query has been answered, you will need to log in via the electronic Referral System (eRS)

Click here for the "how to access" e-Referral Advice and Guidance Manual for instructions on how to make a request and check responses

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