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Inpatient Neurological Rehabilitation Unit

What is the Inpatient Neurological Rehabilitation Unit?

The following film has been produced by staff, relatives and patients on the ward to introduce the unit from a patient's perspective:

The unit is based at Ward 9, Moseley Hall Hospital and provides specialist assessment and intensive rehabilitation for people with disabilities resulting from neurological conditions.

The majority of patients admitted have suffered head injuries, subarachnoid haemorrhages, stroke or other forms of brain injury.  Patients with progressive neurological conditions are also seen.

Who is the Service for?

People over the age of 16 with the conditions described above. The unit accepts patients from a wide geographical area. Although patients predominantly come from Birmingham and the black country, a service is provided for the west midlands region.

You can download a Welcome Pack for Ward 9 by clicking here.

Our Aims

  • To assist the patient to achieve maximum independence and quality of life
  • To provide an assessment service to identify future needs and advise on options for daily living, ongoing placement and interventions
  • To assist relatives and carers by arranging care packages to provide continuity of care

Referral and Admission

Referral is made through the responsible Consultant in the acute hospital or GP.  We also accept referrals from clinicians in the West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre for patients who may require inpatient assessment and rehabilitation.

All referrals are considered on an individual basis following a completed referral form being received.   Once patients have been referred to us our consultants/team will visit and assess suitability for inpatient rehabilitation prior to admission and any further information required will be sought.   A key worker will be allocated on admission to act as a link between patient, carer and the family unit.

Rehabilitation Programmes

On admission each patient is assessed by the team over a two week period and takes part in setting goals to meet their needs. A rehabilitation plan is then drawn up and updated at regular case reviews in order to evaluate goals and plan for future care needs.

Discharge planning starts from the assessment phase before admission.  Most patients are discharged to their homes; some may require placement with a care home, either on an interim or long-term basis.

Patients will be admitted here for a time limited period but arrangements will be made for ongoing rehabilitation in the community either at home or in outpatient departments.  We also have links with our specialist clinics if needed.

The Team

Specialist consultants in neuro rehabilitation medicine lead a team that includes:

  • Nursing staff
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech and Language therapists
  • Clinical neuro psychologist
  • Counsellor
  • Rehabilitation assistants
  • Information/advice officers
  • Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
  • Administration


If appropriate there will also be involvement from posture and mobility, wheelchair services and other specialist services from within the directorate and the wider area.

There is on call 24 hour medical cover for day to day medical problems.

The consultant in charge of the patient will oversee the rehabilitation process.


The Unit consists of 24 specialist neuro rehabilitation beds (Ward 9) and 8 stroke rehabilitation beds (Ward 8).

There are facilities for individual and group therapy including a physiotherapy gym and well equipped therapy rooms.

There is a quiet room for the use of patients and carers.

Visiting Times*

To encourage excellent nutrition and hydration we offer protected meal times for our patients, so we therefore request that visiting times are between 11am - 8pm but due to protected mealtimes avoid 12-1pm and 5-6pm to avoid lunch and tea time. 

*With visitor restrictions currently in place due to coronavirus, please click here for alternative ways to keep in touch with your friends and family.

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Contact Us

Inpatient Neurological Rehabilitation Unit
Moseley Hall Hospital
Alcester Road
B13 8JL

Tel: 0121 466 6593
Fax: 0121 466 6591

Moseley Hall Hospital
Main Switchboard
Tel: 0121 466 6000