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Ann Marie Howes Centre


We are a 32 Bedded Rehabilitation Centre, with a multidisciplinary Team.

Who is it for?

Any adult aged 18 and above can access this service if they are registered with a Birmingham GP.

The following criteria needs to be met in order for an admission: 

1. A level of cognitive ability to be able to participate in rehab

2. Clear goals that are achievable within the time frame of 28 days

3. To have an identified discharge destination

4. Basic nursing care needs

5. Medically fit

6. No peg feeds / nasal gastric tubes

7. Not suitable for end of life care

Who provides it?

We are a multidisciplinary team which incorporates with Clinical Lead, RGN’s, Healthcare assistance, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, G.P Service, Social Worker, Consultants from Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Housekeepers, domestics, administrative.

What happens at your appointment?

Upon admission patient will be greeted by the nurse looking after them, who will complete an initial assessment followed by the multidisciplinary team. This may take over 24 – 48 hour period, this is when the goals will be identified.

Our mantra is to support, educate, and prompt and not to do, this is to help the patient to become independent.

Information for visitors:

We will have a section for carers. Each service needs to include any carer specific information about the service. For example:

  • How do we get a referral?  

Through G.P who will refer through the Rapid Response team, we also source patients from Acute Hospitals within our area.

  • Who can I call if I need support?

Calls can be made to the unit on the following number: 0121 6752030 / 0121 6752047 / 0121 6752049 / 0121 675 2051.

What are the ward visiting times at Anne Marie Howes Centre

2pm – 4.30pm and then from 6.30pm until 8.30pm

For professionals:

Please make referrals through either:
Rapid Response
One of Birmingham's Acute Hospitals
The Community Medical Assessment Unit (CMAU) at Moseley Hall Hospital

Contact Us

Intermediate Care Rehabilitation Unit
Ann Marie Howes
20 Platt Brook Way
Sheldon Heath
B26 2DU

Information for visitors click here

(T) 0121 675 2030
(F) 0121 675 3302

Visiting times

Visiting from 11am-8pm - protected mealtimes are 12.30pm - 1.30pm and 4.30pm - 5.30pm.