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The Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Unit

Location and Contact details

On Thomas Young, Third Floor, Lanesborough Wing
St George’s Hospital, Blackshaw Road, Tooting
Greater London
SW17 0QT

Telephone: 020 8266 6517

Type of organisation

  • NHS Service

Descripton of organisation

  • In patient

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Entry last updated

Sep 17, 2012

Further Details

St George's Healthcare neurorehabilitation services have exceptional staffing and equipment and provide specialist care not available at other hospitals or in the community. The services treat patients from across southwest London and the Home Counties at St George's Hospital, Tooting and Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton.

The trust provides specialist neurorehabilitation to patients who require intensive therapy following acquired neurological conditions resulting in physical or psychological disabilities. This includes patients who have had strokes, traumatic injuries to the brain or spine, anoxic brain damage, diseases or infections of the nervous system, and long-term conditions like multiple sclerosis. Services are provided on an inpatient or day patient basis. We also provide a range of assessment and diagnostic clinics and advises on the care of patients at other treatment centres.

A comprehensive treatment service is provided by multi-disciplinary teams to address patients' needs and maximise their recovery. The teams include nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, speech and language therapists, medical staff and clinical neuropsychologists. The service also has consultants in neurology, stroke medicine, rehabilitation medicine, neuropsychiatry and clinical neuropsychology, as well as doctors in training. Visiting clinicians include chiropodists, dieticians and pharmacists.

Patients follow individually tailored programmes based on goals set by the patient and their family or carers, in collaboration with the treating team. Close liaison is maintained with families, carers and community services, including statutory and voluntary organisations, to help patients' progression from the inpatient setting to the home environment.

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Acute Medical Care yes no yes no
Advice yes no yes no
Art Therapy yes no yes no
Assistive technology yes no yes no
Clinical psychology yes no yes no
Family Support yes no yes no
Information yes no yes no
Leisure Activities yes no yes no
Neurology yes no yes no
Neuropsychology yes no yes no
Neurosurgical Care yes no yes no
Occupational Therapy yes no yes no
Physiotherapy yes no yes no
Rehabilitation Consultant yes no yes no
Speech & Language Therapy yes no yes no
Training (for clients/patients) yes no yes no
Training (for families/carers) yes no yes no
Training (for staff) 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:

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

8-12 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 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 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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