How our service can help you
The stroke early supported discharge (ESD) team see mild to moderat stroke survivors for intense rehabilitation at home for up to 6 weeks after they have left hospital.
These county-wide specialist neurological rehabilitation services are available to all patients/clients who are aged 18 years old and over who have a complex neurological condition. This may include people with neurological conditions that have a sudden onset such as stroke or acquired brain injury, as well as those that have chronic, long-term and progressive conditions such as multiple sclerosis.
They work as a multidisciplinary service with physiotherapists, occupational therapists and rehabilitation assistants, They also have some access to psychology support.
The neuro rehabilitsation teams work closely alongside the speech and language therapy teams. It now includes a new service which helps patients who are admitted to hospital following a mild stroke to recover more quickly.
The stroke early supported discharge (ESD) team helps those admitted to acute stroke units located at Addenbrookes Hospital, Peterborough City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn, to be discharged sooner by providing by up to six weeks rehabilitation, either to their home or in a community ward.
The 24-strong team is made up of nurses and therapists who are specially trained in stroke care. Benefits of the services can include:
- Promoting independence and self management, enabling patients to live at home through the provision of a range of support and therapeutic services.
- Improve outcomes and experience for patients. Improving quality of life including support for returning to work.
- Creating access to better, more integrated care outside of hospital.
- Developing ways of coping with problems arising from their condition Enabling patients to understand their condition.
- Enabling patients to be discharged from hospital or avoid a hospital admission through the provision of support in the home setting.
- Providing specialist education and training to generalist therapy staff on neuro-rehabilitation.
They work closely with specialist nurses, hospital consultants, social care, and other services such as Evelyn Community Head Injury Service and Oliver Zangwill Centre to provide co-ordinated, holistic care. They will undertake a comprehensive assessment and agree a plan for your rehabilitation needs based on what you want to achieve.
Contact the service
Cambourne Admin Hub
South Cambs District Council
South Cambs Hall
Alan Conway Court
- Business Hours/Visiting Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, excluding Bank Holidays
Initial referral into the service should be made by your GP or health/social care professional and via the appropriate contact route as below. For stroke early supported discharge services please email
Cambridge Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team
351 Mill Road
T:0330 726 0077 (Option 5)
Huntingdon Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team
T: 0330 726 0077 (Option 2)
Ely and Fens
Community Neuro Rehab Team Therapy Office
Doddington Community Hospital
T: 0330 726 0077 (Option 3)
City Care Centre
T: 0330 726 0077 (Option 4)
Is there access and support for patients and visitors with a disability?
Yes, our clinical bases are accessible. Please ring the team before your appointment to discuss any requirements.
How to cancel your appointment
Contact the admin team via email or telephone 0330 726 0077.