Specialist Nursing Home

The Specialist Nursing Home at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability minimises dependence where possible, with a focus on enhancing quality of life and respecting individual choices.

Our Specialist Nursing Home is staffed by experienced professionals trained in managing neurological conditions, with a strong emphasis on promoting independence and daily functionality. We are committed to improving the overall quality of life for our residents and offer specially-adapted activities and leisure outings supported by a dedicated team of activity coordinators, nursing staff and volunteers.

Our service is led by skilled nurses who are experienced in complex neuro-disability management. We provide access to on-site general practitioners (GPs) and a specialist consultant in rehabilitation medicine, in addition to a wide range of therapy services.

Supporting the complex needs of our residents

Each resident is unique, but they all share complex neurological disabilities. After a thorough assessment, we create personalised care packages tailored to the individual’s needs that focuses on maximising independence and empowering people to live life to the fullest.

These packages are delivered by our compassionate clinical staff who specialise in complex neurological disabilities and include access to innovative technologies when appropriate.

We measure the success of our service first and foremost via feedback from our residents and their families.

Our residents

The Specialist Nursing Home is specifically designed to support individuals with highly complex physical disabilities and cognitive behavioural needs.

Our residents often face challenges such as:

  • Severe or complex spasticity
  • Low awareness or minimally consciousness states (Prolonged disorders of consciousness)
  • Specialised medical issues requiring active treatment, such as epilepsy, limb spasticity or respiratory management
Individuals in our care may require:

  • Highly customised equipment
  • 24-hour postural management
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding or complex enteral care
  • Complex respiratory care (tracheostomy care)
  • Complex continence management
Our residents can have access to our onsite services such as dental clinic, ENT clinic, urology clinic, splint clinic, tone clinic, Compass, saliva management clinic, tracheostomy clinic, podiatry, chaplaincy and art therapy.

Admissions and enquiries

If you wish to refer a patient for continuing care at our Specialist Nursing Home, please send referral information to: TRHFN.admissions@nhs.net

Please note that referrals must be supported by a medical professional (GP, consultant, or community therapy team), and our multidisciplinary team will arrange a suitable assessment.

For general inquiries about referring a patient to our Specialist Nursing Home, please contact the Admissions Office:
020 8780 4513
or email TRHFN.Admissions@nhs.net admissions@rhn.org.uk