Our Care Type

St Matthews Healthcare provides professional, personalised and
dedicated intensive care, whilst also promoting physical
wellbeing and happiness.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Brain injury is unique to every patient; some damage to the brain may be irreversible, so rehabilitation involves helping different areas of the brain to take over activities of the damaged areas. Just as importantly, individuals and their family must be helped to cope with any remaining disabilities.

Our dedicated, purpose-built mental health rehabilitation facility at Hawthorne House, Coventry, provides specialist care for adults with mental health and other needs, including dementia, acquired brain injury (ABI) and neurobehavioural rehabilitation, and some neurodegenerative conditions.

Our intensive specialist brain rehabilitation service takes patients referred informally, as well as those subject to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS). On admission service-users are assessed by our full multi-disciplinary team, including neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, occupational, physio and speech and language therapists. Our highly skilled team is qualified in caring for patients with disinhibited and aggressive behaviour.

Care is tailored for patients who require behaviour management as well as physical and cognitive rehabilitation. Our expertise lies in supporting people who are experiencing serious psychological distress, including suicidal tendencies, and require intensive psychological therapy.

Our care environments are designed and equipped to meet the needs of service-users with physical disabilities. Following assessment by our multi-disciplinary team, we assess which therapeutic activities patients need to develop new ways of completing daily living activities, as well as help them learn how to use specially adapted aids to promote independence. We foster positive risk-taking and much of our rehabilitation is carried out in real-life settings, such as going to the shops.

Our offering complements other neurodisability services in the county, providing a care pathway which starts with in-patient rehabilitation through to community placement, as well as short stay, secure and crisis admissions.

We have developed our service to plug a gap in the existing service provision and are particularly keen to accept referrals from patients who have become institutionalised.

We accept patients with significant behavioural difficulties, particularly those declined by other rehabilitation units or whose needs are currently not being met elsewhere. Each care pathway is supervised by senior psychology practitioners and are compliant with the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act codes of practice.

Acting as a bridge between hospital care and supported living, our facility in Hawthorne House welcomes individuals from Coventry and Warwickshire, and further afield, all of whom benefit from the exceptional care and rehabilitation support we offer. Hawthorne House is situated in the heart of England and is well served by national road and rail networks.


Referrals can be made by family members as well as by the NHS Health and Social Care Teams, Community Mental Health Teams and Clinical Nurse Specialist Teams for Younger People with Dementia.

Visit the Referrals section for more information.

Visit Us

Why not come and see our outstanding facilities and various activity programmes first hand?

To arrange a visit, please telephone 01604 844 192 or email info@smhc.uk.com.