Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team North (CNRTN)

Read our helpful leaflet with detailed information about the service we provide.

We are a team of professionals working together to help people who have been clinically diagnosed with a Stroke, Subarachnoid Haemorrhage or Acquired Brain injury within the last 12 months, or with a diagnosis of a progressive neurological condition and who have the potential for improvement through rehabilitation. Our team will work with the patient and their families to help them manage at home and in the community either through rehabilitation or resettlement/support.

W can help with:

  • Speaking or communicating
  • Swallowing food or drink
  • Getting around, pain or weakness in joints or muscles
  • Coping with everyday tasks at home, work or leisure
  • Coping emotionally and acceptance of change
  • Understanding memory and behaviour changes
  • Energy Management

Our team consists of Team Leader; Physiotherapists; Occupational Therapists; Speech and Language Therapist; Nurses; Rehabilitation Assistants; Clinical Psychologist; Dietetic support; Administrator

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Coverage

Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex

How To Access

Our service is for people registered with a GP in the Horsham, Crawley and Mid Sussex areas.
Referral Route: The team accept referrals via their referral form which MUST be completed by telephone, fax or email (within Sussex Community Trust firewall) before any input will be considered.

Referral criteria:

  • Diagnosis of stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage or acquired brain injury within last 12 months and confirmed by CT scan OR
  • Have a diagnosis of progressive neurological condition with complex needs.
  • Condition is as a direct result of a diagnosed neurological condition.
  • Those where specialist neurological rehabilitation support is required as part of palliative care team input.
  • Must be over 18 years of age.
  • Where patients have multi-infarct disease their predominant problem must be stroke related and they must be responsive to therapy.
  • Live within the appropriate locality - Horsham, Crawley, Mid Sussex.
  • Registered with a West Sussex GP.
  • Patient must be living in their own/family home or in a residential home. Patients in nursing homes will be visited for specialist advice only unless rehabilitation potential is identified.
  • People living with long term neurological conditions who are previously known to the service can self refer if their circumstances warrant further rehabilitative input.
  • Consent to referral.

Referral forms can be obtained by contacting the Team. The team are happy to discuss potential referrals over the phone.

Contact Details

Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team
Rose Wing
Horsham Hospital
Hurst Road
Horsham
RH12 2DR
Telephone: 01403 227000 ext 7347
Fax 01403 227019
We have a voicemail system in operation during out of hours.

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 4.30pm

How to find us

We are located in Rose Wing, Horsham Hospital which is at the rear of the building. Parking in the hospital is pay and display and is limited. There is a frequent bus service in operation outside of the hospital.

More information

For advice, information, help and concerns regarding Sussex Community NHS Trust please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service or email: sc-tr.serviceexperience@nhs.net or telephone 01293 600300 ext 3965.