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Hunters Moor, Olive Carter Unit (Birmingham)

Location and Contact details

Olive Carter Unit,
135 Cateswell Road
West Midlands
B28 8LU

Telephone: 0121 7779343


Type of organisation

  • Private Company Service

Descripton of organisation

  • In patient
  • Residential
Independent Hospital

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Nov 30, 2012

Further Details

Hunters Moor aims to be the UK£s leading independent provider of outstanding neurorehabilitation and brain injury services. We provide multidisciplinary treatment services to an individual within our state of the art specialist Rehabilitation Units. Our commitment to provide the very best in client care is resolute and is fundamental to the continued success of Hunters Moor.

The Olive Carter Unit is the first of many top quality residential treatment centres to be opened in the UK by Hunters Moor. The unit specialises in helping people with thinking problems whose difficulties place them at risk of harming themselves or others. Admission to the unit gives clients the time, space and support to understand their difficulties and learn ways of dealing with them.

Clients may stay in the unit for a number of months so the environment has been made as homely as possible. There are 9 bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities and two of the bedrooms have a shared ensuite shower/toilet. There are communal lounge and dining rooms to encourage conversation, discussion and community spirit. We believe that fresh air and outside activities are good for rehabilitation so we provide safe outdoor areas for open air events and relaxation. Using our many years of expertise we have designed the unit so that men and women with the whole range of physical and psychological needs associated with neurological problems can be accommodated. Therefore we have rooms which can be used for clients with serious physical as well as psychological problems. We also have dedicated rooms for those at risk of harming themselves as well as rooms and areas which can accommodate people of one sex who feel uncomfortable or vulnerable in the presence of those of the opposite sex. There is also a therapy room and a kitchen where the day to day skills of life, can be taught, practiced and improved.

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
Community support yes no yes yes
Counselling yes no yes yes
Day Activities yes no yes yes
Family Support yes no yes yes
Leisure Activities yes no yes yes
Neuropsychiatry yes no yes yes
Neuropsychology 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
Rehabilitation Consultant yes no yes yes
Residential Care yes no yes yes
Speech & Language Therapy yes no yes yes
Training (for families/carers) yes no yes yes
Training (for staff) yes no yes yes
Transitional rehabilitation yes no yes yes
Vocational Support yes no no 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:

CQC registered
INPA Member

Referrals can be made by

GP yes
Consultant yes
Healthcare Professional yes
Self/Advocate/Family yes
Other professional eg Social Care/Case Manager yes

We accept referrals from clinicians, case managers and therapists as well as direct private referrals from individuals, including those from overseas.

How are services paid for?

yes Publicly funded - individually commissioned
Regularly Sometimes Never
NHS yesnono
Social Care Services nonoyes
Jointly funded by NHS & Social Care Services nonoyes

yes Privately funded (anyone can purchase)

Typical duration that a service is offered

The length of stay will vary according to the aims of the admission. Clients are able to stay until their rehabilitation potential is reached and a permanent home is found for them. These decisions will be made following discussions with and the involvement of the individual and their family.

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Services available are defined by the following EHIG Rehabilitation Codes

For an explanation of the codings please click here


[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


[Code 50]
Patient description
Medically stable, but prolonged confusion, amnesia or behavioural difficulties, requiring specialist behavioural management, intensive supervision and secure environment

Specialist in-patient unit

Description of rehabilitation input
Specialist behavioural management, including high staffing: patient ratio to ensure intensive supervision and secure environment. Access to neuropsychology and neuropsychiatry


[Code 60]
Patient description
Medically stable, but low awareness or response persists beyond eg 3 weeks after sedation withdrawn, ICP corrected and medically stable. Able to benefit from medical and physical therapy to prevent complications and support recovery.

Community hospital or specialist inpatient

Description of rehabilitation input
Assessment/active rehabilitation phase which needs to be distinguished from long term care, although planning care increasingly important aim after some (eg 6) months. Patients may go to active participation unit if they improve sufficiently.


[Code 85]
Patient description
Medically stable, living in community, aiming to enter/return to employment

Outpatient clinic – acute or community hospital or other community location

Description of rehabilitation input
Multidisciplinary diagnostic and triage clinic, including expert medical input, with specialist brain injury nurse and/or neuropsychological assessment and support and follow-along available. Education, emotional and social support, both for patient and family. Liaison with/advice to GP and employer.

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

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Level 3B (local non-specialist rehabilitation services): Treat patients with Category D needs and can be led by non-medical staff

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