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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Centre for Enablement (OCE)

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Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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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 1 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 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.