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Occupational/Physio Therapy(Adults Community)

Community Rehabilitation Team

The community rehabilitation team consists of qualified physiotherapists and occupational therapists supported by therapy assistants. All our qualified staff are registered with the national regulatory body, The Health Professions Council.

We work with people aged 18 years and over who have a wide variety of physical illness and / or disability eg stroke, mobility problems, Parkinson's Disease, falls, amputation, orthopaedic conditions etc.

How can the community rehabilitation team help?

  • We provide specialist and coordinated physiotherapy and occupational therapy assessment, treatment, advice and support.
  • We provide advice and support to family, carers and other agencies involved in a patient's care.
  • We aim to ensure that people seen by the team are able to function at their optimum level of independence by providing an individualised assessment and treatment programme.
  • We support the hospital discharge process for those with ongoing rehabilitation needs following discharge from hospital.
  • We aim to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions through prompt response to request for intervention.
  • We work with a variety of other services (eg intermediate care, home loans etc) to ensure that input is planned, coordinated and delivered in such a way that is acceptable to all involved.

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Service Information

Where is the service provided from?

There are currently 2 community rehabilitation teams working within the north of the County.

Durham and Chester le Street team is based at Chester le Street Community Hospital.     

Derwentside team is based at Shotley Bridge Community Hospital.

When is the service provided?

The service is delivered 5 days per week from Monday to Friday and is available between 8.30 - 4.30 each day.

How do people access the service?

Referrals are received from:

a) Community services ( district nurses, GPs, community matrons, mobile warden services, social workers etc).

b) Hospital therapy teams to continue post discharge rehabilitation.

'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough - could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'

Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community Hospital