Rebuilding lives and creating brighter futures
The multi-disciplinary team at QEF’s Neuro Rehabilitation Services (NRS) offers neurorehabilitation and transitional support for adults following a brain injury or neurological illness.
Our services are available on a residential, day or outpatient basis. We provide support for adults with physical, cognitive and/or communication disabilities as a result of an acquired brain injury, including stroke, accidents and neurological illness. This may also include mild to moderate behavioural problems.
We also work closely with families and everyone involved with an individual's long term care, helping them with the process of moving back home or to supported living, back to education or work.
Our services are also available on an outpatient basis, offering therapy and local home visit services for people with neurological disabilities. We have a diverse range of one-to-one support programmes, tailored to help improve cognitive, communication, physical, social and functional abilities.
Life-changing help from a multi-disciplinary team
Our specialist services are delivered by a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including a consultant in rehabilitation medicine, specialist nurses and rehab staff, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and psychologists
We also offer art and recreational services, adding extra value and quality to our clients’ rehabilitation.
In early 2017 Jennifer lost the use of both her arms and her legs and couldn't do anything for herself. After a diagnosis of neural vasculitis and a stay in hospital, she was transferred to NRS for rehabilitation. In November 2017 she completed a 200 metre sponsored walk for QEF and said:
"I can't thank you wonderful people enough for what you have done for me over the last three months. You have given me HOPE I can get my life back on track."
In November another former client, Claire gave NRS a 5 star rating and said:
"Amazing rehabilitation centre in Banstead! Staff are amazing and have helped me so much, thank you all xxxx"
Our centre is friendly and welcoming, in a spacious, well-equipped building . Clients have their own bedroom, which they can personalise. We provide all support equipment and a call system.
As their health improves we help our clients test their independence and life skills safely, in real life settings. They can move to independent living units, such as a flat with bathroom and kitchen, where they can learn the self-care skills they need to live more independently.
We are located close to Banstead village in Surrey with access to the local shops, restaurants and public transport, which help to form part of the rehabilitation experience.
What our clients say:
Before his stroke, Paul was a detective with a keen interest in photography. The rehab he’s received at QEF has helped him to walk independently using a stick, and his speech is continually improving. His love of photography has also boosted his recovery – the physio and art therapists have had him crouching and twisting to get the right angle for a shot.
“The staff have such a ‘can-do’, encouraging attitude and are always cheerful and smiling. They’ve given me the confidence to do things like take the bus on my own, and I can see big improvements in my speech, language and walking.”
Frankie is a lively 21 year old woman who contracted Guillain-Barré Syndrome in September 2016. This left her with limited active control in all four limbs and unable to sit unsupported. Her therapy programme has included specialist nursing, physio, occupational therapy, art and psychology. She can now use her hands and arms again, and is relearning to walk. She has moved into a flat, and gone back to college.
“I see QEF as my home from home. It’s a calm, friendly atmosphere, and the staff give you the time to go at your own pace – they’re very patient and have supported me all the way.”