Referrals to the Pulross Centre

Information about referring patients to the Pulross Centre

Contacts

Main reception for outpatients tel: 020 3049 5500

Pulross Ward tel: 020 3049 5520

Our facilities

The unit has 14 intermediate care beds and six level 2B neuro-rehabilitation beds.

The intermediate care beds are nurse-led, offering care for adults with rehabilitation and/or nursing needs (for example to regain mobility after a fracture or an operation or to prevent admission to hospital from home following a fall). Care is supported by therapists, GPs and consultants in elderly care.

The level 2B neuro-rehabilitation beds are part of the south east London neuro rehabilitation service. They are consultant-led and offer specialist intensive rehabilitation for 6-12 weeks for people with a new onset or episode of a neurological injury or condition, that meets the referral criteria.

  • How to refer to our intermediate care beds

    Please email completed referral form to: gst-tr.specialistadultreferrals@nhs.net.

    To check if the referral has been received, please contact the customer services team on 020 3049 4004.

    To discuss a referral, please call 020 3049 5520.

  • Referral criteria for our intermediate care beds

    Patients should:

    • be 18 years and over
    • need short-term care with a higher level of dependency than can be supported in a home environment.

    Patients can be admitted from hospital or community following assessment by their GP or the community nursing team.

    Patients could be admitted to regain mobility after a fracture or an operation.

  • How to refer to our level 2B neuro-rehabilitation beds

    A completed referral form should be emailed to kch-tr.selnsreferrals@nhs.net.

    To check if the referral has been received please, email the same address or phone 01689 866284/5.

    Once the referral has been received, a member or the south east London neuro rehabilitation service (either a consultant, senior therapist or neuro navigator) will contact you to arrange a face-to-face assessment of your patient. A decision will then be made as to whether the patient will be accepted and they will be added to the waiting list.

  • Referral criteria for our level 2B neuro-rehabilitation beds

    Patients should:

    • be 16 years and over
    • have a new or new episode of neurological injury or illness, who require specialist intensive multi-disciplinary neuro-rehabilitation in an inpatient setting
    • have rehabilitation goals to work towards
    • be able to participate in a minimum of three 45 minute therapy sessions daily
    • be registered with a GP in the boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Bexley, Bromley or Greenwich.

    For full details of the service criteria, please contact us via email or telephone.

  • Exclusion criteria

    Patients who:

    • have a tracheostomy
    • require administration of IV medication
    • require nasogastric feeding
    • are medically unwell or have an unstable medical condition
    • are homeless.

Our team

  • Dr Lenyao King – consultant in neuro rehabilitation (level 2B neuro rehab beds)
  • Dr Nigel Beckett – consultant geriatrician
  • Dr Peter Diem – consultant geriatrician