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Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Location and Contact details

Charing Cross Hospital
Fulham Palace Road
Greater London
W6 8RF

Telephone: 020 3313 5521


Type of organisation

  • NHS Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Trauma Unit
  • Acute Hospital
  • In patient
Neurosciences Centre

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Oct 25, 2012

Further Details

Charing Cross is a general acute hospital that provides a full range of adult clinical specialties including the West London Neuroscience Centre. The neurosurgery service, based at Charing Cross Hospital, serves a population of more than two million people in west London and the Thames Valley. A 24-hour neurosurgical service is provided.

Occupational Therapists (OTs) work within multidisciplinary teams providing specialist assessment and rehabilitation of function. They are integral to timely discharge planning and facilitate a supported return home.

Specific intervention may include:

> Assessment of motor, sensory, cognitive and perceptual performance, focusing on the impact that impairments in these areas can have on an individual's ability to undertake daily tasks
> Education on long-term condition management and temporary disability management related to daily activities including work
> Functional retraining, splint fabrication, specialist equipment prescription and home adaptations
> Liaison and referral to community services, enabling ongoing rehabilitation and provision of equipment/services

At Charing Cross Hospital, OT is offered to adults by teams in the following specialties: neurosciences; stroke services; elderly medicine; general medicine and surgery; oncology; trauma and orthopaedics; A&E; medical assessment and observation; outpatient hand therapy.

Physiotherapy provides rehabilitation for adult inpatients and outpatients. Treatment includes education, advice and exercise to maximise independence and self management strategies.

Areas of particular expertise include: orthopaedic and musculo-skeletal conditions; pain management; vascular/prosthetic limb rehabilitation; management of strokes and adult neurology; medicine for the elderly; acute and chronic respiratory disorders; critical care and cancer.

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Acute Medical Care yes no yes yes
Advice yes no yes yes
Clinical psychology yes no yes yes
Neuropsychiatry yes no yes yes
Neuropsychology yes no yes yes
Neurosurgical Care yes no yes yes
Nursing yes no yes yes
Occupational Therapy yes no yes yes
Physiotherapy yes no yes yes
Psychiatry yes no yes yes
Psychology yes no yes yes
Speech & Language Therapy yes no yes yes
National = country wide, Regional = offering a service within 150 miles, Local = offering a service within 50 miles

This service adheres to the following Regulatory Frameworks / is affiliated to the following bodies:

Referrals can be made by

GP yes
Consultant yes
Healthcare Professional no
Self/Advocate/Family no
Other professional eg Social Care/Case Manager no

How are services paid for?

yes Publicly funded - free at point of access
Regularly Sometimes Never
NHS yesnono
Social Care Services nonoyes
Jointly funded by NHS & Social Care Services nonoyes

Typical duration that a service is offered

No Data

This Service was mapped by Eastern Region ABI. See HERE for more information

Services available are defined by the following EHIG Rehabilitation Codes

For an explanation of the codings please click here


[Code 05]
Patient description
Medically stable, requiring 24-48hrs observation prior to communityrehabilitation, (as necessary in a smallminority) with low probability of acute neurological deterioration requiring neurosurgical advice/transfer

Acute A&E observation ward

Description of rehabilitation input
Assessment and observation –education, emotional and social support.Planned discharge home, sometimeswith outpatient follow up or moves tocode 30 at 48 hours


[Code 10]
Patient description
Identifying and addressing early rehab goals before medically stable and transfer of care to rehab team

Major Trauma Centre/ Trauma Unit

Description of rehabilitation input
Identifying and addressing early rehab goals before medically stable and transfer of care to rehab team


[Code 20]
Patient description
Medically unstable – requires general but not neurosurgical critical care.

Major Trauma Centre/ Trauma Unit/Acute Hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Identifying and addressing early rehab goals before medically stable and transfer of care to rehab team


[Code 40]
Patient description
Needs in-patient care due to physical dependency, or the need for specialist therapy equipment, a safe environment, supervision, or intensity of therapy, in a unit with the expertise and experience in rehabilitation of a condition (Level 1)which cannot be provided in a local specialist centre or in the community (Level 2) which cannot be provided in the community.

Level 1: Regional specialized centre Level 2: Local specialist centre, Acute or community hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Needs inpatient care due to physical dependency, or need for specialist therapy equipment, safe environment, supervision or intensity of therapy which cannot be provided in community

This service is defined by the NMDS (National Minimum Data Set) codes as:

For an explanation of the NMDS, please click here

Level 3A (other local specialist services): Treat patients with Category C needs and is led/supported by consultants trained in specialties other than rehabilitation medicine

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