Hillingdon Community Rehabilitation Team provides a community-based therapy service for adult patients who have recently been discharged from hospital following a stroke or fall, any surgery or who have been diagnosed with a long-term condition.
The team helps to improve the management of long-term conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis or motor neurone disease. They help patients achieve or maintain their desired potential and enable them to live independently for as long as possible.
The service is provided in community settings and in patients' homes where necessary.
The team offers the following services:
The dietician provides malnutrition assessment, advice and support to patients, including those on home enteral feeding, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding. The service is provided in patients' own homes, residential and nursing homes.
The falls service offers a multidisciplinary, consultant-led clinic that provides comprehensive assessment and specialist diagnostics to patients who have had a fall or are at risk of falling. The clinic can refer patients to specialities and signpost them to relevant agencies. The service also provides a 8-week, evidence-based falls prevention exercise programme either at patients' homes or in group settings at Northwood Health Centre and Riverside Unit.
The physiotherapy service includes general rehabilitation for patients with orthopaedic, respiratory and geriatric conditions and specialist neuro-physiotherapy for patients with conditions such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), motor neurone disease (MND), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS). The service also supplies mobility aids, following assessment. The service has an outpatient facility at Eastcote Health Centre for patients with neurological impairment.
Read more about Hillingdon Parkinson’s Disease Nursing Service
The speech and language therapy service includes the assessment and management of swallowing disorders (dysphagia), communication disorders and other speech and language conditions.
The Neurology and Stroke Rehabilitation Team consists of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, rehab support workers and a dedicated team administrator.
They welcome self-referrals and referrals from families, carers, general practitioners (GPs), other health and social care professionals and voluntary agencies.
To refer yourself, a patient or someone you care for please call: 01895 486 127
Stroke Early Supported Discharge (ESD) referrals are only accepted from hospitals with accompanying discharge documentation.
The service is for adults aged 18 and over, who have limited mobility and/or are unable to attend outpatient departments and whose needs are best addressed in their own environment. The service will see all patients who live in Hillingdon and those who live up to two miles from the border, provided they are registered with a Hillingdon GP.
The service will not see mobile patients within the community.
Community Adult Rehabilitation Service referral formThe service operates on an open referral system and accepts referrals from general practitioners (GPs) and other healthcare professionals, patients and families.
Referrals should be sent to the Contact Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org
Patients and families can refer by contacting 01895 486127.
Download the North West London Needs Based Assessment form (opens word doc)
Download the Community Adult Rehabilitation Service referral form (opens word doc)
The service is available from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).
If your enquiry is about a referral, please call 01895 486127.
The service visits people in their own home
If you need help in a crisis, please do the following
- Contact the CNWL service looking after you during their office hours
- If the crisis is during when your service is closed, there are alternative options provided by the NHS found on this page.
- If you are not already being looked after by CNWL or elsewhere within the NHS, see your GP during normal working hours as they can then refer you to a local service.
Find your closest GP on NHS Choices.