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Lishman Brain Injury Unit

Location and Contact details

Brain Injury Unit, Maudsley Hospital
Denmark Hill
Greater London

Telephone: 020 3228 2092 or 020 3228 2137

Type of organisation

  • NHS Service

Descripton of organisation

  • In patient
  • Out patient

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Oct 25, 2012

Further Details

The unit undertakes assessment, investigation and treatment of adults with an acquired brain injury, including traumatic and anoxic brain injuries, stroke, and encephalitis. They also see people with a primary mental illness diagnosis, who may also have suffered a brain injury, and people who may have sustained brain injuries in the context of drug or alcohol use.

Most people are seen in the outpatient clinic. People are admitted for inpatient care (7-bedded unit) when a community placement is not appropriate or sustainable due to confusion, disorientation, challenging behaviour, wandering and other cognitive deficits.

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Clinical psychology yes yes yes no
Family Support yes yes yes no
Neuropsychiatry yes yes yes no
Neuropsychology yes yes yes no
Nursing yes yes yes no
Occupational Therapy yes yes yes no
Physiotherapy yes yes yes no
Psychology yes yes yes no
Rehabilitation Consultant yes yes yes no
Speech & Language Therapy yes yes yes no
Training (for clients/patients) yes yes 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:

A provider unit within the London Specialised Neurorehabilitation Consortium

Referrals can be made by

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

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

yes Privately funded (anyone can purchase)

Typical duration that a service is offered

20 to 26 weeks

This Service was mapped by ABI London. 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 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

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

For an explanation of the NMDS, please click here

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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