Key Information

Team name: Walter Brice Rehabilitation Team

Team Lead: Ben Muvhuti

Team email: medch.communityrehabteam@nhs.net

Team address: Walter Brice Rehabilitation Centre, Tilley Close, Hoo, Rochester, Kent, ME3 9AE

Team phone: 0300 123 3444


About the team

The Walter Brice Rehabilitation Team is part of the wider community rehabilitation team which is made up of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation Assistants whose advanced skills provide comprehensive rehabilitation to patients in Medway with long term conditions. Rehabilitation is treatment that is designed to aid the recovery from injury, illness, or disease to an agreed and realistic level for the patient receiving the treatment.It includes assisting the people to compensate for deficits that cannot be reversed and promotes coping strategies to overcome any loss in previous ability. The therapists not only consider the physical and cognitive needs of an individual but the social and psychological factors as well

We see any clients aged over 16 years with following conditions:

  • Long term neurological conditions like MS, parkinsonism, Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic stroke
  • Spinal injuries
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Amputee
  • Falls
  • Frailty
  • Chronic Arthritis
  • Generalized deterioration in health affecting mobility

After receiving the referrals one of our team members will get in touch with the patient and book an appointment for them to visit the centre or home visit for the initial assessment. Following the assessment and in discussion with them, the rehab

goals will be set and a clinician will come up with the treatment plan to achieve their therapy goals.

Patients will be seen either in morning session that runs from 10am to 12noon or in the afternoon session which runs from 1pm to 3pm. These sessions will run for 6 weeks and treatment comprises of chair-based group exercise session, one to one session with clinicians and wide range of activities to stimulate cognitive, social and emotional well-being. After 6 weeks, patients will be reviewed by the qualified clinicians

Home visits

If need for further home visits is identified this will be offered within the weeks of a client attending WBC. This will be completed by a qualified OT or physiotherapist and equipment and small adaptations will be recommended to optimise home environment for self-care management. If care packages or larger adaptations are required the service will sign post clients to social services. Equipment outcome will be reviewed as part of the final evaluation (week 6) of patient outcomes.

Patients are able to see the physiotherapist and occupational therapist as often as they need to whilst attending Walter Brice. Following discharge, patients will be expected to continue with the exercises given until they can self refer.

A social/therapeutic programme of activities helps patients to achieve and maintain both confidence and independence.

We accept self referrals to our service as well as referrals from other healthcare professionals by completing our referral form online You can also contact our service by calling switchboard on 0300 123 3444 and ask to speak to the Falls Prevention Service.

Walter Brice Centre