We are asking the public to limit visiting and to consider other ways of keeping in touch, like phone calls. If there is a national lockdown, or if either yourself or the ward is in a Tier 2 or Tier 3 area, visiting is not currently permitted. Visits to palliative care patients will differ to general visiting. Please contact the ward or service manager for more information. Please phone us on 01223 603051 if you want to book an appointment or to enquire about keeping in touch via phone call. You can find more information about CPFT’s policies on visiting here, which includes links to the government’s latest update on Coronavirus, resources to support carers, and information about other service changes in CPFT.

The Cambridge Rehabilitation Unit (CRU) - formerly the Lord Byron wards -  is a 20-bed inpatient facility, providing rehabilitation, long-term condition treatment/management for patients with complex needs.

The ward's multi-disciplinary team undertake a weekly ward round and hold multi-disciplinary meetings to identify agree and review patients' therapy and health goals.

Day-to-day medical cover is provided by local GPs. The medical team is complemented by a consultant geriatrician.

Referrals are made directly to the ward on 01223 219246 or fax 01223 723085

The Cambridge Rehabilitation Unit provides a community inpatient service, which avoids unnecessary acute hospital admissions and supports facilitated transfer from acute hospitals.

On admission, the multi-disciplinary team assess patients, identify treatment goals and agree a provisional length of stay.

These goals are then reviewed and progress charted at the weekly multi-disciplinary meeting.

Discharge planning starts on admission so that complex issues can be addressed in a timely way. Patients and their families are encouraged to take an active part in planning and working together to achieve the best outcome possible in each individual circumstance. If necessary, referrals are made to other agencies/professionals to support patients on discharge.

Contact details
The Cambridge Rehabilitation Unit (formerly the Lord Byron wards)
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Davison House
Brookfields Hospital
Mill Road

Cambridge Rehabilitation Unit (West Side) - formerly Lord Byron A: 01223 603051/ 01223 219246
Cambridge Rehabilitation Unit (East Side) - formerly Lord Byron B: 01223 219252
Fax: 01223 219317

The page was last updated on 25 November 2020 by andrew.redhead.


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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