Community Neurological Rehabilitation Service (CNRS) aims 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. We aspire to deliver a helpful and friendly service and to treat everyone with dignity and respect.
We work with service users to maximise independence and quality of life through multi-disciplinary neurological rehabilitation. We offer a specialist service providing assessment, advice, therapy, treatment and offer information and support to service users, family, friends and carers.
We provide inpatient and day patient services at the Community Neurological Rehabilitation Centre (St Mary’s Hospital) and outpatient and community services at a variety of locations in Leeds, including service users’ homes.
This leaflet provides a summary of what we do, but please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information. If we cannot help, we will do our best to direct you to someone who can.
There are three main parts to our service:
Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team
The aim of the team is to provide rehabilitation in a community setting for those with a neurological condition who have a Leeds GP. Service users are seen in the most appropriate location which may include home, leisure or community facililities, workplace, educational facilities and healthcare premises. The team provide rehabilitation in order to optimise function, participation, quality of life and independence. This includes support for young adults with neurodisability making the transition from paediatric to adult services.
Community Stroke Rehabilitaton Team
The Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team provides time limited specialist early stage rehabilitation for people with a new diagnosis of stroke or subarachnoid haemorrhage being discharged from hospital into the community. Unlike the other parts of the service, referrals can only be accepted directly from the discharging hospital. The service aims to maximise rehabilitation potential and improve quality of life for people who have had a stroke and their carers.
Community Neurological Rehabilitation Centre (day service and inpatient service)
The regional inpatient service provides multidisciplinary rehabilitation through planned short stay admissions for people with complex needs due to a neurological condition who are medically stable.
We also offer a day service for service users with a neurological condition who do not require overnight admission, but who need more intensive multidisciplinary input than that available in the community setting.
Both services provide treatment and support to improve quality of life and to help achieve or maintain desired potential and independence.