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Alderbourne and Daniel's Rehabilitation Unit

Alderbourne Rehabilitation Unit is a 20-bed level 2 specialist rehabilitation unit providing multidisciplinary rehabilitation for patients with neurological and other complex conditions. It has been providing specialist rehabilitation services for over two decades. Daniel’s Rehabilitation Unit is a 16-bed level 2 rehabilitation unit at Mount Vernon Hospital. The combined Hillingdon Specialist Rehabilitation Service admits patients from Hillingdon, Harrow, Ealing, Hounslow, Berkshire and adjoining areas, and works closely with Charing Cross Neurorehabilitation Unit - having shared protocols, staff and policies.

Alderbourne and Daniel’s Units operate a joint referral, assessment and admission process as well as a single waiting list. Therefore only one referral is required.

Charing Cross Neurorehabilitation Unit (CNRU): CNRU is a 15 bed interim level 2 inpatient service for patients registered with Hammersmith & Fulham, central London, or West London CCGs. Inpatient admission can range from between 4-12 weeks. The Hillingdon Specialist Rehabilitation Service works closely with Charing Cross Neurorehabilitation Unit having shared protocols, staff and policies.


  • Holistic care involving patient, family and carers
  • A high quality empathetic service to all
  • Evidence-based service in line with local and national standards
  • Co-ordination of a timely discharge to an appropriate discharge destination with ongoing needs/care plan identified.

Staff and facilities

Our multidisciplinary team consists of consultants in rehabilitation medicine, consultant neurologists, junior doctors, clinical psychologist, a clinical nurse specialist in MS and rehabilitation, rehabilitation nurses and health care assistants, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, dietetics and therapy assistant practitioners. Both units have fully equipped gyms with a secure entry and exit system.

We have links with allied specialities including rheumatology, gastroenterology, surgery, urology, palliative care, neurology and neuro-radiology, acute and chronic pain as well as liaison psychiatry. The Alderbourne and Daniel's Rehabilitation Unit has access to 24/7 acute medical, on-call cover, as well as radiology, pathology, intensive care and a critical care outreach team. As such, patients who are likely to require complex medical interventions over weekends and evenings will be admitted to the Alderbourne and Daniel's Rehabilitation Unit (this includes tracheostomy patients).

Our locations

Charing Cross Neuro-Rehabilitation Unit
9 South Ward
Charing Cross Hospital
Fulham Palace Road
London W6 8RF
Tel: 0203 311 1950
Fax: 0203 313 0609

Alderbourne Unit
Hillingdon Hospital
Pield Heath Road
Tel: 01895 279964

Daniel’s Unit
Mount Vernon Hospital
Rickmansworth Road
Tel: 01923 844285

Patient interviews

We have three patient interviews, discussing their rehabilitation in Daniel's Ward.