St Cyril's Rehabilitation Unit

St Cyril's Rehabilitation Unit is a state of the art purpose-built facility providing 26 inpatient beds and two transitional one bedroom bungalows for individuals who require specialist rehabilitation and management programmes such as:

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME) inpatient rehabilitation programme
  • Chronic pain management programme
  • Low awareness programme
  • Spasticity management programme (including chemodenervation)
  • Specialist multiple sclerosis relapse programme

For the most acute and long-term neurological conditions such as:

  • Acquired brain injury (ABI)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurodegenerative disorder including Huntington's disease
  • Neuromuscular disorder
  • Spinal injuries
  • Stroke

St Cyril's Rehabilitation Unit is approved by a number of private medical insurers including BUPA and AXA PPI to provide rehabilitation packages.

Specialist Rehabilitation Programmes:

St Cyril's is a member of The Independent Neurorehabilitation Providers Alliance:

Making a referral

St Cyril's Rehabilitation Unit welcomes referrals from across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Referrals to the hospital should be made using the referral form:

If you are unable to download and print this form please email us or phone us to request a form and for assistance:


Telephone St Cyrils Chester
01244 665330

Information for funders

Once referred to the service, each person will have a comprehensive multi disciplinary assessment prior to admission; this will determine suitability for the service and determine the care package required to meet their needs. A relevant member of the referrals team will contact you directly upon receipt of a referral to discuss funding and organise an appropriate assessment date and time.

Information for patients

All patients have their own bedroom with en-suite bathroom and built in electronic hoists. The spacious recreational areas including separate television lounge and quiet lounge with access to the sensory garden.

The unit has a well equipped gym with a qualified gym instructor available to patients. The physiotherapy team works to the Bobath concept of rehabilitation focusing on the patient's central nervous system and working to change/improve symptoms following a neurological deterioration, The aim is to stimulate areas of the brain that may be damaged or surrounding brain cells, to adapt and improve through re-teaching the body's normal movement concepts using facilitation and therapeutic handling. If successful, a patient can develop improvements in their movement, balance and control whilst maximizing their functional potential.

Hydrotherapy service is delivered by an ATACP (Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists). Treatment will be given via facilitation, exercises and use of equipment, based on buoyancy, resistance, hydrostatic and hydrodynamic principles. The hydrotherapy pool is a purpose-built facility boasting a range of impressive facilities such as:

  • 35m² Hydrotherapy pool
  • Adjustable lighting with photophobic sensitivity
  • Adjustable temperature up to 39°c
  • Dry and wet changing areas
  • State of the art sitting/supine lying hoist facilities
  • Shower with ceiling hoist for more dependent users
  • Therapy aids and equipment
  • Two variable power jets
  • Underwater, multi-coloured LED lighting

Information for visitors

Due to patients therapy schedules the visiting times above are strictly set. However, if you are having difficulty fitting in with these times please speak to the registered manager or the nurse in charge who will always try to be flexible and accommodate your request. Visiting hours are usually:

Monday to Friday
2:30pm to 8:00pm

Saturdays and Sundays
2:30pm to 8:00pm

There is a "two visitors at any one time" policy in place as patients tire easily and can be overwhelmed by too many visitors. To request a greater number of visitors please speak to the nurse in charge. There also may be times when visiting is not recommended or a shorter visiting session is required depending on the wellness of the patient. This will be discussed prior to any scheduled visit.

Children are welcome to visit but parents must appreciate the sensitive needs of their relative or friend and that of other patients. When planning a visiting with children please can you ring the unit prior to your visit as there may be occasions when we feel it is not appropriate for children to attend. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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