UKs largest specialist rehabilitation hospital to open in Birmingham in September

The UK’s largest specialist rehabilitation hospital for patients recovering from a range of conditions – including Covid-19, complex neurological conditions, musculoskeletal and much more – is opening in Birmingham for patients in September.

The Circle Rehabilitation, Birmingham hospital, built on the site of the former BBC Pebble Mill studios in the heart of the city’s renowned medical quarter, brings a wash of innovation and investment to the West Midlands.

This innovative service helps patients accelerate their recovery, independence, performance and well-being through early, intensive and person-centred clinical rehabilitation in the best environment. The service is doctor-led, incorporating rehabilitation consultants, specialist nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, psychologists, speech and language therapists and other healthcare professionals. The patient sets their rehabilitation goals, and the team works to help them achieve them.

The multi-million-pound development includes a significant investment in new technologies, including specialist rehabilitation equipment, virtual reality and virtual monitoring, real-time recovery measurements and new apps and software to support people to return to their normal lives.

Rehabilitation Director David Willis said: “When people think about rehabilitation, they often think in terms of a few sessions of physiotherapy. We go further than that. We design a package based around the patient, which brings together a whole range of professionals who constantly monitor and refine so that we can get the person back to their normal lives as effectively as possible and less likely to have recurring issues in the future.”

The hospital is set in a leafy part of Birmingham, with 120 en suite bedrooms, individual and group treatment areas. It will employ 200 members of staff and works with consultants and hospitals across the West Midlands area.

Date: 23rd July 2020