The inpatient unit at Teddington Memorial Hospital has 50 patients beds. Seven of the beds are for continuing care, the remaining 43 beds are for the rehabilitation of adult patients who are medically stable and have the potential to undergo a period of rehabilitation.
The unit also admits a small number of patients whose condition is suitable for treatment in a community hospital, rather than a larger hospital and some palliative care patients.
The patients are cared for by the ward nursing and therapy staff and the patient’s GP. There are strong working links with other agencies such as social services, intermediate care service, district nursing service, Princess Alice Hospice and the voluntary sector.
The unit does not provide care for patients whose primary problem is mental health.
The team is multi-disciplinary and consists of: