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. We’ve assembled a medical team with an outstanding depth of expertise who work across both wards. 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.

Specialist Rehabilitation (Thames)

Specialist Rehabilitation (Thames)

Often referred to as a "Level 1" rehabilitation service, this is suitable for individuals with cognitive and behavioural impairments following a brain injury. It is suitable for patients, who on assessment, could benefit from a short intensive period of neurological rehabilitation and cognitive behavioural management from an experienced team. Patients are usually in the early stages of recovery from their brain injury and are usually admitted from an acute hospital once they are medically stable.

Slow Stream Rehabilitation (Heathside)

Slow Stream Rehabilitation (Heathside)

Sometimes referred to as a "Level 2" service, this is suitable for individuals who have completed a period of Level 1 rehabilitation and have ongoing active therapy needs. It is also suitable for those individuals who have been assessed on referral to our service as having less complex rehabilitation and care requirements. In either situation, patients have the potential to improve further to either enable a return home or to a community setting with reduced future care needs.