The inpatient unit at Teddington Memorial Hospital provides beds for the rehabilitation of adult patients who are medically stable and have the potential to undergo a period of rehabilitation. The unit has 29 beds.
The unit also admits a small number of patients, directly from home, whose condition is suitable for treatment in a community hospital, rather than a larger hospital and some palliative care patients.
Patients are cared for by the ward nursing and therapy staff with input from the visiting GP when needed. There are strong working links with other agencies such as social services, Richmond Response and Rehabilitation Team, district nursing service, community matrons, 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: