Blackheath Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre

Blackheath Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre in South East London is an established provider of specialist inpatient rehabilitation for individuals with an acquired brain injury or other complex neurological condition.

We are specialists in the treatment of patients with physical and cognitive impairments and/or neuropsychiatric disorders resulting from a brain injury or other neurological condition.

Age range: We look after adults over 18 years of age.

What we do

There are two wards in our Blackheath site: Thames Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit and Heathside Unit. Across the two wards we provide assessment, rehabilitation, support and care.

Our team at Blackheath is led by Dr Stefania Bruno, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist and Medical Director and John Huntley, Hospital Director. Our team includes qualified nurses (RMN, RGN and RNLD), Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Clinical Psychologists, Social Workers and sessional visits from a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine and a weekly GP ward round. The clinical team are fully supported by rehabilitation assistants and technicians, administrators, housekeeping and catering staff and a maintenance team.

Our team work closely together to ensure that every team member is working towards the same practical, realistic goals and that all therapies are focused on the areas that will enable patients to achieve those clearly defined and agreed goals.

This regional service is for people with complex cognitive and /or behavioural problems following a brain injury or as a result of a neurological condition. They have complex nursing and therapy needs requiring input from a highly specialist Inter-Disciplinary Team, and treatment facilities unlikely to be available locally.

Patients are usually in the very early stages of recovery from their brain injury and are usually admitted from an acute hospital once they are are medically stable.

This service is suitable for people who require specialist inpatient rehabilitation and have ongoing physical therapy needs.

Conditions we manage

Our patients present with a range of neurological impairments which may be the result of:

  • Anoxic Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumour
  • Complex Stroke
  • Inflammatory and infective conditions, for example, viral and auto-immune encephalitis
  • Subarachnoid Haemorrhage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury, for example, following a road traffic accident or assault
  • Brain injury as a result of COVID-19

Some patients at Blackheath have been detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) or are here under a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard (DoLS) order.

Bed availability limited

Call 0208 692 4007

Blackheath Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre
80-82 Blackheath Hill
London
SE10 8AD

'We really feel at Blackheath we can make a real difference to people lives. Whatever their challenges we know we can provide the environment to improve someone’s future.'

Facilities

  • 34 beds split over two wards
  • Accessible therapy kitchen
  • Leisure and recreational equipment
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Multi-faith room
  • Access to other external specialist facilities, for example, seating and assistive technology

I greatly appreciate you all

Thank you for all the support you are giving him.  I could not hide my happiness yesterday. The last time I saw him he could not walk unaided and he was so confused but seeing him sit upright on the chair as I walked into the meeting room made me so happy.  You have done…

Everyone has been really friendly and helpful

It gave him hope

I wanted to thank you and the team for Saturday, Dad truly enjoyed it and it gave him hope that he can participate in fun events again.

May I use this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to you and the entire team for taking such good care of him

I’m so glad I came to work at Blackheath, very lucky to be working with a good team

You have been a great inspiration

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there for me and showing me the way. Thank you for your patience and for supporting and encouraging me.  You have been a great inspiration.

Visiting us

Blackheath Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre
80-82 Blackheath Hill
London
SE10 8AD

Tel: 0208 692 4007
blackheath@huntercombe.com

  • Located in South East London directly on the A2, one mile from both Blackheath Common and Greenwich Park
  • Easily reached using the DLR from various tube stations. Deptford Bridge station is an easy 1/2 mile walk from the centre
  • Greenwich, Lewisham and Blackheath stations all nearby
  • London City Airport (7 miles)
  • Limited on-site free parking

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Our partners

Independent Neurorehabilitation Providers Alliance

INPA are a group of independent specialist health and social care providers who share the common goal of ensuring the delivery of excellent care in neurorehabilitation.

Goldsmiths University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London, is a public research university in London, England, specialising in the arts, design, humanities, and social sciences.

Headway - the brain injury association

Headway is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury.