Photo of front entrance of South Bristol community hospital building

17 April 2024 – Temporary change for visiting Ward 200

Due to a significant rise in infections in the community, we are temporarily restricting Ward 200 to visitors, with the exception of those requiring visits for compassionate reasons.

We understand how important visiting is for those in our care and their families, but we hope that by acting now we will only need to have these measures in place for a short time. We are monitoring the situation and will review this temporary measure in the coming days.

Who is this service for?

The SBCH Rehabilitation Unit is an inpatient rehabilitation service situated in the South Bristol Community Hospital in Hengrove.

Access is available to all adults over the age of 18.

What we do

The unit has 30 beds and our teams provide intensive rehabilitation for:

  • people who are unable to safely return directly home following a hospital stay due to on-going rehabilitation and care needs and require intensive therapy to transfer home
  • people who are struggling in their own homes due to a reduction in mobility or function and require a short period of intensive inpatient rehabilitation to help them return safely home. This may prevent an admission into a hospital setting

How do I access this service?

A formal referral is required to access the facility. This will be either:

  • from a hospital professional to facilitate a discharge from a hospital bed
  • from a GP or other community professional if access is required to ‘step up’ a person from their home

The Accessible website provides an access guide to South Bristol Community Hospital with details including parking, disabled access and facilities.

I’m a clinician – how do I make a referral to this service?

A referral would be made in one of 2 ways:

  • a referral would be completed on a Single Referral Form (SRF) within the hospital and would be managed by the Integrated Discharge Team (IDS), through the Integrated Care Bureau (ICB) for a ‘step down’ bed
  • a referral would be taken through our Single Point of Access (SPA) team on 0300 1256789 if a ‘step up’ from the community was required

Visiting the unit

Please contact the unit to discuss visiting arrangements.

Visiting for people under the age of 18 will be at the discretion of the Unit Lead or the nurse in charge. These visits, if agreed, will need to be prebooked with the unit team.

Service provided by Sirona

South Bristol Community Hospital Rehabilitation Unit

Hengrove Promenade
Whitchurch Lane
BS14 0DE

Sat nav postcode: BS14 0DB



Ward 200: 0300 124 6302