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Somerset Neurological Rehabilitation Centre

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Dene Barton Community Hospital

Dene Barton Community Hospital, Dene Road, Cotford St Luke, Taunton, TA4 1DD, United Kingdom

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We provide specialist neurorehabilitation for people in Somerset following a brain injury. The injury can be traumatic, for example from a fall or a road accident, or non-traumatic, such as anoxic brain injury, subarachnoid haemorrhage, infections such as encephalitis, following surgical removal of tumour, or as a result of other neurological conditions including Guillain-Barre syndrome or multiple sclerosis. In some cases we can also care for patients with spinal injuries. Our patients are medically stable and in the early stages of their recovery.

We believe that interdisciplinary working is essential to care for patients with clinical, physical, cognitive, emotional and psycho-social needs following brain injury. We aim to restore, improve and maintain functional ability and encourage you towards safe and independent living in order to maximise your potential. We aim to work closely and supportively with you and your family.

Our specialist team comprises doctors, nurses, clinical neuropsychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and dietitians. Patients also have access to social workers, volunteer music and reading therapists, a pastoral advisor and Headway support.

How to refer

All referrals to be made via contact with Dr Hai’s secretary nicola.bell@tst.nhs.uk.

Patients will be admitted to SNRC when medically stable (unfortunately we cannot accept patients with tracheostomies or naso-gastric feeding tubes or those requiring out of hours chest physiotherapy).

SNRC is able to accept patients with Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tubes (PEG) and those being treated under a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard order (DOLS).

SNRC is a level 2b specialist neurorehabilitation service.

Click here to access BSRM page for specialist neurorehabilitation services guidelines.