Neurological rehabilitation

In each area, we have a specialist neurological rehabilitation team who provide care therapy input to people with complex neurological problems living in the community.

These county-wide specialist neurological rehabilitation services are available to all patients/clients who are aged 18 and over who have a complex neurological condition. This may include patients 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 rehab 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 (eg, Parkinson’s/Multiple Sclerosis), hospital consultants, social care as well as 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.

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:


Referrals to Neuro Rehabilitation Teams:

Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire

Cambridge Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team
Davison House
Brookfields Hospital
351 Mill Road
T 0330 726 0077 [Option 5]


Huntingdon Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team
Rehabilitation Unit
Hinchingbrooke Hospital 
PE29 6NT
T 0330 726 0077 [Option 2]

Ely and Fens

Ely and Fens Community Neuro Rehab Team
Therapy Office
Doddington Community Hosp
Benwick Road
PE15 0UG
T 0330 726 0077 [Option 3]


Peterborough Community Neuro Rehab Team
City Care Centre
Thorpe Road
PE3 6DB.
T 0330 726 0077 [Option 4]

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The page was last updated on 18 November 2019 by andrea.bateman.


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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