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We offer rehabilitation for adults with neurological conditions. This includes advice, therapy and treatment for a patient and advice and support for their family, carers and other professionals.

The objectives of the service are to:

  • To provide specialist rehabilitation through inter-disciplinary assessment and treatment programmes.

  • To reduce the impact of specific impairments or complications associated with neurological conditions

  • To provide an appropriate level of support for people to gain, retain and/or regain independence and function

How we work

We have four teams:

  1. The Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team: aims to provide rehabilitation in a community setting, this can include home, leisure or community facilities, work place, educational facilities or a healthcare setting. This includes support for young adults with neurodisability moving from child to adult services.

  2. The Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team: provides a seven day service, delivering early stage stroke specialist rehabilitation in the community for up to twelve weeks. The team aims to maximize rehabilitation potential and improve quality of life for people following a stroke and support their carers.  A multi-disciplinary team work with people who have had a stroke or subarachnoid hemorrhage to achieve their rehabilitation goals in their home and thus reducing their length of stay in hospital.

  3. The Community Neurological Rehabilitation Centre: This is a regional inpatient unit for people with complex needs due to a neurological condition who are medically stable. It provides multi-disciplinary rehabilitation through planned short stay admissions. The centre also offers a day service for people who need more intensive multidisciplinary input than is available in the community but don't need overnight admission.

  4. The Community Neurological Discharge Team: The team provides support for patients with traumatic brain injury to make sure they have a smooth transfer from hospital to home. We aim to meet all patients on the ward before discharge then again within 48 working hours of discharge home. We will work closely with each patient's hospital therapists to plan a safe and successful discharge, providing rehabilitation, advice and guidance in the early days as patients adjust to being back home.

We aim to provide an excellent service user and carer experience. We work in partnership with our service users to deliver a patient-centred, high quality service, and aspire to deliver a helpful and friendly service, treating everyone with dignity and respect.

Referrals

Referrals can be made by any health or social care professional. We will also accept self-referrals but only if you have previously been referred to us by a health care professional.

The Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team is only able to accept referrals directly from the discharging hospital. If the referral is not appropriate for us, we will try to suggest an alternative.

Referral Form

Full service offering and referral details

Tel: 0113 855 5082

Email: communityneurologyservices@nhs.net

Community Neurological Rehabilitation Service

St Mary’s Hospital

Green Hill Road

Leeds

LS12 3QE

Useful links

The Stroke Association - Helpline to support those affected by stroke.
Leeds Community Equipment Services - providing specialised equipment.
Care and Repair - Independent home improvement agency
Adult Social Care - Support from Leeds City Council
William Merritt Disabled Living and Mobility Centre
The Welfare Rights Unit - Impartial advice on benefits, claims and appeals.
Carers Leeds - Information, advice and support for adult carers
across Leeds

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