Posted on: 31 October 2022

CNWL will open a new eight bedded intensive rehabilitation triage ward at its Kingswood Centre in Brent in the New Year. This new facility will offer intensive rehabilitation support to people with mental health difficulties who no longer need to be in an acute inpatient unit.

Sara Pountney, Head of Rehabilitation at CNWL, said

“Some patients who are medically fit to leave our inpatient settings have to wait one or two weeks to move onto a rehabilitation unit while we wait for a bed to become available. This new inpatient rehabilitation triage unit will bridge that gap and offer intensive intervention to them for between six to 12 weeks before they move into a less intensive environment; reducing the length of time they spend in an acute inpatient unit.”

“The new unit will also help create more beds for those who need them at a time when admissions are increasing and expected to increase further during the winter.”

Following a six to 12 week stay they will be stepped down to therapeutic care for up to 12 weeks and, if appropriate, then onto supported living or independent living.

The Trust will soon be looking for staff to work on this new ward. Look out for information on the roles available soon. 

About CNWL’s Rehabilitation Services

  • We are the largest provider of NHS inpatient mental health rehabilitation beds in the country
  • We provide a service for people who have complex needs as a result of a severe and enduring mental illness which is psychotic in nature
  • We provide a core service across Brent, Harrow, Hillington, Kensington & Chelsea as well as Westminster. 
  • A number of our services are AIMS accredited and GIRFT have also recognised the care we provide - Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) is a national programme designed to improve the treatment and care of patients through in-depth review of services

Find out more about the Kingswood Centre here