Bexley Neuro Rehabilitation Team Bexley

We offer help to people with acquired neurological impairments to enable them to lead a more independent life in the community.

Our team includes:

  • physiotherapists
  • occupational therapists
  • speech and language therapists
  • nurses
  • therapy assistant practitioners
  • specialist multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease nurses.

We work closely with other local services in the London Borough of Bexley and neighbouring boroughs, including GPs, acute hospitals, leisure services, social services, the Stroke Association, and other patient organisations.

The service is for you if you:

  • are over 16 years old
  • live in Bexley
  • are registered with a GP in Bexley
  • have a neurological condition
  • are able to participate in rehabilitation. This means being able to identify areas you want to work on and actively participate in exercise/practice towards your goals.

What we offer

Our aim is to help you maximise independence in your daily life so that you can do the things you want to do. We will work with you in your own environment: at home, in your day centre, at work, as an outpatient or in an inpatient bed at Queen Mary’s Hospital site. We can work with you, your family, friends or carers.

There are specialists on our team who can help with specific issues, like returning to work.

How to access the service

You can be referred to our service by:

  • hospital
  • your GP
  • another agency who you work with.

Please note that we are not an emergency service. If you need help urgently, please contact your GP. We aim to make initial contact with you within seven days of referral.

You can contact us Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

GP referral information

Phone number for GPs:

020 3910 7092

Fax number:

020 3910 7093

All referrals for the Neuro team should be sent to:

Fax: 020 3910 7093 or Email: oxl-tr.BCHS-NeuroTeam@nhs.net

Referrals will be triaged by a senior clinician and allocated to the appropriate pathway, or signposted on if not appropriate.

Criteria for inpatient beds:

People with a Bexley GP who:

  • Have a main diagnosis of a long term neurological condition with acute deterioration
  • Are unable to manage/be managed at home
  • Need daily rehabilitation per discipline and/or more than one discipline
  • Consent to transfer to the inpatient unit with agreement from carers
  • Able to be managed on the inpatient unit with non-daily GP medical intervention
  • Able to return home following a two week average inpatient stay

Criteria for community services / gym:

  • Adults over the age of 16 who have experienced a neurological illness or injury. If the injury is due to a stroke this must have been diagnosed by a consultant and/or CT scan result.
  • Registered with a Bexley GP and live within Bexley or the practice boundary of their GP surgery.
  • Medically stable and fit for discharge home from the acute service (if relevant).
  • Consenting to supported discharge at home or transfer from home to the inpatient unit (if relevant) with agreement from carers.
  • Consenting to the treatment package, rehabilitation plan and goals provisionally set on Initial Assessment.
  • Suitable home environment, as assessed by the MDT, if rehabilitation will take place in the community.

Categories

  • Community health services (adults)

Services provided

  • Neuro-rehabilitation

Related Information

Public phone number:

020 3910 7092

Fax number:

020 3910 7093

Email address:

oxl-tr.bchs-neuroteam@nhs.net