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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
OCE

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Neurological rehabilitation inpatient referrals

Patients considered appropriate for inpatient neurological rehabilitation should be referred through this route.

Please note that:

  • We are unable to admit people aged 16 years or less.
  • Admission is only possible if funding is available:
    • Highly complex patients needing Level I specialist rehabilitation are funded nationally.
    • Appropriate patients from Oxfordshire are funded.
    • Appropriate patients from surrounding counties are usually funded.
  • The inpatient service is primarily for people with neurological problems. Occasionally people with multiple amputations or other disabling disorders are admitted.

Making a referral

A referral is best made by completing the OCE referral form:

Please send completed forms to ouh.oceadmin@nhs.net with ‘inpatient referral’ in the email subject line.

New referrals are considered on a weekly basis, and we will contact the referrer after the first meeting.

Potential outcomes include:

  • Immediate acceptance on the waiting list.
  • Collecting further information by coming to assess the patient and/or by telephone.
  • Transferring the referral to another service within the centre.
  • Suggesting some other way of resolving the problem.