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Mulberry House Neurorehabilitation Unit (St Leonards)

Location and Contact details

Mulberry House
7 Hollington Park Road
St Leonards on Sea
TN38 0SE

Telephone: 01424448960


Type of organisation

  • Private Company Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Residential

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Feb 19, 2013

Further Details

Mulberry House is a 19 bed fully adapted unit offering active rehabilitation and continual
assessment for adults with acute and post acute acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions.Personalised rehabilitation is provided by our highly qualified and experienced multidisciplinary team which includes:
> Neuropsychiatrists
> Neuropsychologists
> Neurophysiotherapists
> Neuro Occupational Therapists
> Neuro Speech and Language Therapists
> Registered Nurses
> Therapy Technicians
> Rehabilitation Assistants

The client centred rehabilitation programmes are delivered with a strong team focus through a range of group and individual elements.
The unit provides specialised neurological nursing for more complex client needs and accommodates wheelchair and mobility aid users. It has a fully adaptive kitchen, rehabilitation gym, therapy and social areas and the patio and landscaped gardens are all fully accessible for clients and their families to enjoy together. All client bedrooms at Mulberry House are designed for single occupancy and are en-suite. To provide a real 'home from home' environment, our clients can choose the wall, ceiling and carpet colours for their own rooms.
The unit has been awarded 'Headway Approved Provider' status in recognition of its excellent standards of service.

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Advice yes yes yes yes
Art Therapy no no no yes
Assistive technology yes no no yes
Clinical psychology yes yes yes yes
Community support yes no no yes
Counselling yes yes yes yes
Equipment yes no no yes
Family Support yes no no yes
Information yes no no yes
Neuropsychiatry yes no no yes
Neuropsychology yes yes yes yes
Nursing yes no no yes
Occupational Therapy yes no yes yes
Physiotherapy yes no yes yes
Psychiatry yes no no yes
Psychology yes yes yes yes
Rehabilitation Consultant no no yes no
Residential Care yes no no yes
Respite Care yes no no yes
Speech & Language Therapy yes no yes yes
Support Workers yes no no yes
Training (for clients/patients) yes no no yes
Training (for families/carers) yes no no yes
Training (for staff) yes yes yes yes
Transitional rehabilitation 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
An accredited Headway Approved Provider
Comply to BRSM standards
All therapists are regulated via HPC and also own governing bodies

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

yes Privately funded (anyone can purchase)

Typical duration that a service is offered

This service can offer:

Short respite stay
Short assessment stay
Active rehabiltiation - length of stay dependent on individual requirement
Slow Stream Rehabilitation - length of stay dependent on individual requirement
Long term - stay for life package

This Service was mapped by Kent ABI Forum. 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 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 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 75]
Patient description
Medically stable, requiring supportive environment/accommodation, able to actively participate with and benefit from therapy. Will include spectrum of initial severity of injury with a small minority derived from Code 05 category

Residential Care/Supported Housing

Description of rehabilitation input
Retraining and enablement in day-to-day domestic and community-based tasks in a non-hospital, home-like environment, aimed at community re-integration/ inclusion by enhancing independence, wellbeing, & assist return to work/ education. In collaboration with Social Services, neuropsychiatry, voluntary and statutory services. Help for family/carers in supporting the person in these roles, and with identifying statutory support available.


[Code 80]
Patient description
Medically stable, independently mobile, primarily cognitive impairments likely to benefit from intensive neuropsychological therapy

Domiciliary or day hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Interdisciplinary, holistic and intensive assessment and therapy programme – addressing individual cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs, with the aim of a return to work, studies or independent community life.


[Code 100]
Patient description
Medically stable, but permanent disability

Domiciliary, residential or nursing home, respite unit

Description of rehabilitation input
Life long prevention of avoidable complications involving residual physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural problems, on a domiciliary, outpatient or respite basis.


[Code 105]
Patient description
Medically stable. Unable currently to live in the community.

Residential Nursing Home

Description of rehabilitation input
Provide comfortable and stimulating environment, with encouragement to pursue recreational activities and personal interests. Would include daily activity programme and outside visits. Rehabilitation facilities could possibly include cognitive and behavioural support. Experienced nursing and care staff available 24 hours a day. Support with diet & feeding where necessary. Family members involved and consulted.

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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