Clayponds Hospital is an in-patient (hospital stay) rehabilitation unit providing care and intervention to patients with various neurological, musculoskeletal, orthopaedic conditions. We also support patients with other medical conditions following stabilisation of their severe medical issues.
The unit has three wards; Magnolia, Jasmine and Rosemary.
Based at Clayponds Hospital, Rosemary Ward Rosemary ward is a 24 bedded, medically-led rehabilitation unit specialising in stroke and other neurological conditions (18 beds Neuro Level 3), and complex general medicine.
Rosemary ward provides specialist and neurological rehabilitation in a community-based setting which aims to help patients improve what they can do and achieve their goals for rehabilitation through multidisciplinary care.
Services and facilities
- Medical team
- Neuro occupational therapy
- Neuro physiotherapy
- Rehabilitation assistants
- Specialist rehabilitation nurses
- Neuro speech and language therapy
As part of Ealing Community Partners, there are close working links with Ealing Hospital where outpatient services are accessed including ear, nose and throat (ENT), x-ray and scans, opthamology (eye conditions) for example, Moorefields Eye Hospital, and videofluoroscopy (swallowing assessment).
The service is for patients with a GP (General Practitioner) within the Northwest London catchment area who need to stay in hospital during their rehabilitation.
Patients are nursed in single sex bays of 6 to 8 beds.
Single side rooms are available for those patients who require specialist or isolation nursing care. Each ward has a spacious day room overlooking gardens.
We have a large, well-equipped gym, a therapy kitchen and bathroom in which to practice daily activities before going home.
Information about the ward
Visiting hours for family and friends 3.30pm to 5.15pm (protected mealtimes are 12.30pm to 1.30pm; and 17.30 to 18.30) and 6.30pm to 7.15pm.
The hospital is all on one level therefore suitable for those with limited mobility and wheelchair users. Clayponds Hospital is walking distance from Gunnersbury Park and has good transport links. There is also free on-site car parking available for family and friends.
Up to 2 visitors are allowed per person.
We offer patients:
- sitting group
- balance/standing group
- circuit group
- upper limb group
- breakfast group
- cognitive stimulation group
- communication group.
1:1 therapy and group therapy is alos available and is timetabled weekly depending upon the needs of the patient.
Patient care is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) made up of of neuro physiotherapy, neuro occupational therapy, neuro speech and language therapy, clinical neuropsychology, dietitian and rehabilitation assistants; nursing and medical teams specialising in stroke and neuro care.
Patient centred care is goal driven with an average length of stay of 6-8 weeks.
Our patients and family members are encouraged to participate in goal setting and therapy sessions where clinically appropriate.
Our stroke and neuro rehabilitation patients and their families have access to 1:1 education regarding their conditions; and for stroke patients, joint sessions with therapist to understand their current function and progress.
Our neuro rehab patients are provided with a keyworker to ensure a seamless patient journey during their stay at Clayponds Hospital and upon discharge to Community services.
To ensure safe and smooth discharge home, we provide access and home visits by our specialist occupational therapist and, where clinically appropriate, we offer day leave for patients to manage anxiety and increase confidence and family meetings are held.
Other support services are available to patients including the InterAct stroke reading service.
Patients are usually referred for inpatient rehabilitation following a hospital admission by the ward team. You can also be referred by the community rehabilitation team if they think you need more support than you’re getting at home.
The team looking after you will ask for your consent to engage in a community based inpatient rehabilitation programme.
If you agree, they’ll send a referral to the Rosemary Ward team. If you’re already known to Ealing Community Partners, they can also share your care plan.
If you’re eligible for the service, we’ll aim to offer you an admission as soon as a bed is available.
All Stroke/Neuro referrals are sent through Badgernet by the treating neuro team. The Clayponds triaging team screen the referrals for suitability for our unit.