Tottingworth ParkBroad OakHeathfieldEast SussexTN21 8UN

Tel.01435 864 545


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Located on the outskirts of the rural village of Broad Oak in East Sussex, Heathfield is a specialist neuro-rehabilitation service that provides person-centred post-acute, neuro-behavioural rehabilitation as well as offering long-term care and support to people with complex needs relating to neurodegenerative disorders.

Heathfield also supports those with the lasting effects of an acquired brain injury (ABI) and this is all facilitated across two separate units, catering for 24 male and female adults over the age of 18.

Our approach

After assessment by our multidisciplinary team, we provide tailored rehabilitation programmes for people in a safe, secure and homely environment. The response to rehabilitation is tracked using well recognised outcome measures. Significantly, we are able to offer placement in one of our two units depending on the needs of the individual.

Boyce Unit provides care and support for people with neuro-degenerative disorders, such as Huntington's disease, enabling them to maximise their quality of life whilst reducing any challenging behaviour.

Holman Unit is focused on providing post-acute neuro-behavioural rehabilitation for people who no longer require acute rehabilitation in a medical setting. There is also the opportunity for step-down neuro-rehabilitation in a self-contained flat on the Holman Unit.

Conditions that we support:

  • ABI (due to traumatic brain injury (TBI), subarachnoid haemorrhage and other strokes, hypoxic brain injury, encephalitis and brain tumour) in which there are specific cognitive, behavioural and neuro-psychiatric problems
  • Progressive neurodegenerative conditions, such as Huntington's disease
  • Progressive neurological conditions (PNCs) with prominent neuro-psychiatric problems
  • Dementia with significant neuro-psychiatric problems

The clinical transdisciplinary team

  • Consultant psychiatrist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Neuro-physiotherapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Speech and language therapist (SaLT)
  • Dietitian
  • Registered mental health nurses (RMNs and RGNs)
  • Rehabilitation assistants

The physical health and wellbeing of all individuals in the service is important and Heathfield has an attending GP who visits the unit every week to see residents and to manage any physical health issues. The residents are also supported to access local services such as the dentist, optician or chiropodist.

Our Services

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At Heathfield, a full transdisciplinary assessment is carried out on admission and the agreed rehabilitation programme is then delivered seven days a week. Well recognised outcome measures are used to monitor the effectiveness of the rehabilitation.

Individualised timetabled activities are put in place to help residents to establish their independence in areas such as cooking, leisure and daily personal care skills.

Many of our rooms are designed to meet specialist neuro-rehabilitation needs including profiling beds, overhead range tracking and lots of communal space to assist the rehabilitation process. Our services include:

  • Free pre-admission assessment to determine the needs of the individual, followed by a post-admission assessment with treatment planning from our multidisciplinary team
  • 24 bedrooms, including 16 en-suite rooms
  • High specification profiling beds including a number of these catering for bariatric needs
  • Ceiling tracking hoists available in many rooms
  • Wet rooms with wheelchair access
  • Hydrotherapy bathroom
  • Spacious occupational therapy kitchen
  • Fully-equipped physiotherapy gym
  • A choice of communal lounges and dining areas
  • Access to garden areas
  • A choice of vehicles adapted to provide wheelchair access, supporting the rehabilitation process and allowing all residents to access the community
  • On-site cooks who provide residents with choices for their meals to eat in our dining rooms

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