The Regional Neurological Rehabilitation Unit (RNRU) specialises in early inpatient rehabilitation, for adult patients from the age of 17, after single incident neurological events other than spinal injury. It is a custom built ground floor Unit specifically designed to meet the needs of our patients.
The Unit is commissioned by NHS England and consequently the RNRU is able to accept patients from anywhere in the UK, however it primarily treats patients who live in, or have been admitted to hospital, in North-East London and Essex. The majority of our patients have suffered head injuries, strokes, subarachnoid haemorrhages or other forms of diffuse brain damage resulting, for example, from certain infections or cardiorespiratory arrest. We also admit a small number of patients who have been diagnosed with other conditions requiring multi-disciplinary rehabilitation such as Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
Our admission criteria include people in prolonged disorders of conscious states who require specialist assessment and complex disability management prior to discharge.
Listen to Shaun Caton, our art curator, talking about this artwork by an RNRU patient and how it helps with rehabilitation