Rehabilitation unit celebrates 20th birthday

2 August 2016

Past patients and carers are being invited to celebrate a special birthday, as Chatsworth Rehabilitation Unit at Mansfield Community Hospital marks its 20th anniversary.

Officially opened in 1996, the inpatient unit has 16 beds dedicated to the rehabilitation of local people from the ages of 16 who suffer from long term neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease and progressive supranuclear palsy.

The unit is staffed by a specialist team of healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses and physiotherapists, who work together to meet the patient’s individual needs by providing specialist rehabilitation assessment and treatment dedicated to minimising the effect of disability. This multidisciplinary team approach also includes support for family members and carers. The length of stay on the unit will depend on the patient’s goals and needs - a typical stay can be from two to eight weeks.

Tom Hunt, Ward Leader on Chatsworth ward, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating 20 years of success.

“We strive to provide the best and most comprehensive rehabilitation services to meet the needs of our patients, enabling them to ultimately go back to leaving a full life either at home or in a community setting.

“We are looking forward to many more successful years.”

The celebrations, generously funded by the League of Friends (Mansfield and Sutton), will take place on 10 August from 3-5pm. Past patients and carers should book their place by calling the Community Involvement Department on 01623 676011 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5 August.