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Community Stroke and Neurological Rehabilitation and Early Supported Discharge

Specialist assessment and advice for patients and carers dealing with neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease.

What does the service provide?

The teams can support you with:

  • Mobility
  • Communication
  • Community access
  • Return to work 
  • Eating and drinking
  • Washing and dressing
  • Managing household tasks
  • Memory and thinking skills
  • Coming to terms with disability.

You will be seen in your own home or at Oxted Therapies Unit. Therapists arrange appointments with you and may set-up programmes that can be carried out by Rehabilitation Assistants.  

Our aim

Our service aims to assess you and agree goals around daily living skills, physical recovery, communication and memory and concentration in order to maximise your independence in the community.

About the teams

  • The Community Stroke and Neurological Rehabilitation Team will support you to manage your neurological condition. The team consists of Specialist Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Rehabilitation Assistants. The team will see you in clinics and your own home with the aim of supporting you to achieve a good quality of life, maximise independence and wellbeing, and help to reduce long-term disability
  • The Early Supported Discharge Team aims to support you to return home from hospital following an acute stroke. The team consists of Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Assistants and a Clinical Psychologist. The team work together with you and your family/carer to continue early rehabilitation and maximise your independence at home and in the community. Treatment plans are based upon goals that are agreed with you.

Further information is explained in the leaflets below. 

To be referred to the Community Stroke and Neurological Rehabilitation or Early Supported Discharge services you must be aged over 18, registered with a local GP and require a short term goal directed programme, for a problem related to a neurological condition.

Referrals can be received from GPs, local Hospitals or Secondary Care Inpatient Rehabilitation. Most people will be referred directly via a health care professional. If you feel you would benefit from these services you should discuss this with your GP or other health care professional to make a referral on your behalf if it's deemed appropriate. 

Hours of service: 8.30am - 4.30pm

Telephone: 01883 733892