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Somerset Neurological Rehabilitation Centre

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Dene Barton Community Hospital

Dene Barton Community Hospital, Dene Road, Cotford St Luke, Taunton, TA4 1DD, United Kingdom

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We are a specialist inpatient post-acute rehabilitation setting for people in Somerset with brain injury. The injury can be traumatic, for example from a fall or a road accident, or non-traumatic, such as anoxic brain injury, subarachnoid haemorrhage, infections such as encephalitis, following surgical removal of tumour, or as a result of other neurological conditions including Guillain-Barre syndrome or multiple sclerosis. In some cases we can also care for patients with spinal injuries. Our patients are medically stable and in the early stages of their recovery.

We believe that interdisciplinary working is essential to address the physical, cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial needs of people with neurological conditions. We aim to restore, maintain, and improve functional ability and encourage our patients towards safe and independent living in order to optimise their potential.  We aim to work closely and supportively with both the person and their significant others.

Our specialist team comprises doctors, nurses, clinical neuropsychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and dietitians.  Patients also have access to social workers, volunteer music and reading therapists, a pastoral advisor, and Headway Somerset.

Patients will be admitted to SNRC when medically stable (unfortunately we cannot accept patients with tracheostomies or naso-gastric feeding tubes or those requiring out-of-hours chest physiotherapy).

SNRC is able to accept patients with Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tubes (PEG) and those being treated under a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard order (DOLS).

SNRC is a level 2b specialist neurorehabilitation service.  Click here to access BSRM page for specialist neurorehabilitation services guidelines.

**COVID-19 please note that access to some of our services is limited at the current time due to infection prevention and control measures**