Developing a centre of neuro rehabilitation expertise

The new Care and Rehabilitation Centre (CRC) has been specifically designed for QEF and is a fantastic centre of neuro rehabilitation expertise. The building represents the largest ever investment in QEF's facilities and the first new build in our 85 year history. The design of the centre supports the delivery of holistic, person-centred care, supporting people to rebuild their lives after an acquired brain injury, stroke or other neurological condition.  

Facilities include:

  • 48 ensuite bedrooms some with kitchenette 
  • Innovative assistive technology in every bedroom, so clients have greater control over their personal space, e.g. turning on the TV, opening and closing blinds and controlling heating and lighting without needing to wait for assistance
  • State-of-the-art therapy gym and adaptable therapy rooms
  • Multi-purpose recreational rooms and informal social areas
  • Large, spacious dining rooms
  • Client training kitchen and laundry facilities

Why do we need a new centre?

At QEF we work with a growing number of disabled people each year. In 2019 we provided expert advice and life-changing services that enabled almost 10,000 disabled children and adults a year to develop key life skills, increase mobility and maximise their independence.

The CRC has significantly expanded our capacity and we are now working closely with NHS Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Group’s, taking patients directly from hospitals across the South East; playing a vital role in easing pressure on the NHS  and enabling patients to start their neuro rehabilitation during the pandemic.

We have also expanded the number of people and neurological conditions we can support, so that more people can benefit from our expertise:

Our expert multi-disciplinary teams provide a holistic, person-centred service that reflects individuals' needs, setting goals for development to help each person become as independent as possible and supporting them to rebuild their lives.

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Increasing demand for our services

- In the next 20 years the rate of first time strokes in people aged 45+ is expected to increase by 59%*
- The number of people surviving strokes in the same age group is expected to increase by 123%*
- Hospital admissions for motorcycle related injuries for 20-29 year olds have increased by 19.7% over ten years since 2006
- In the same period, hospital admissions for those aged over 50 have increased by 39% to 2,183 a year**
- Hospital admissions for acquired brain injuries have increased by 10% since 2005-6 **
- Someone is admitted to hospital every 90 seconds in the UK with an acquired brain injury, and every 3 minutes with a head injury***

* Stroke ‘State of the nation’ report, Feb 2018
** NHS Digital /The Times, 9 August 2018
*** Headway

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