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Frank Cooksey Rehabilitation Unit

Location and Contact details

Frank Cooksey Unit, University Hospital Lewisham,
Lewisham Hight Street, London
Greater London
SE13 6LH

Telephone: 2083333365


Type of organisation

  • NHS Service

Descripton of organisation

  • In patient

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miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Sep 12, 2012

Further Details

Post-acute intensive specialist in-patient neurological rehabilitation for patients recovering from acquired disability. This includes patients with complex neurological disability (i.e. physical disability, often with cognitive and/or communication problems), who require more than one intensive therapy discipline (OT, PT, SLT) and/or psychology. These patients£ needs are such that they require an inpatient stay in a specialised unit to optimise their recovery. A capacity assessment must have been completed where indicated.

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Advice yes no yes no
Case Management yes no no yes
Counselling yes no yes no
Family Support yes no yes no
Information yes no yes no
Neuropsychology yes no yes no
Nursing yes no yes no
Occupational Therapy yes no yes no
Physiotherapy yes no yes no
Speech & Language Therapy yes no yes no
Training (for clients/patients) yes no yes no
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:

Acquired Brain Injury forum for London

Referrals can be made by

GP yes
Consultant yes
Healthcare Professional yes
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 ???
Jointly funded by NHS & Social Care Services ???

Typical duration that a service is offered

1-3 months, typical length of stay 8 weeks

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Services available are defined by the following EHIG Rehabilitation Codes

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[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:

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Level 1 (highly specialised rehabilitation services): Treat patients with Category A needs and is led by a consultant trained and accredited in rehabilitation medicine or neuropsychiatry

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