The Rehabilitation Services in Leeds are designated a National Demonstration Centre in Rehabilitation. They serve an immediate catchment area of 800,000 persons (for secondary care) with tertiary referral from a population of 3.5 million in Yorkshire. The clinical services are within Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and Leeds West Primary Care Trust.
At Chapel Allerton Hospital (Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust) there is a designated Ward (One) with 19 beds for in-patients undergoing neurological rehabilitation unit and the Rehabilitation out-patient department.
On the Seacroft Hospital (Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust) site there is the regional Prosthetics Service which provides for North and West Yorkshire, the Leeds Orthotic service and the Wheelchair and Special Seating Service.
On the St James's University Hospital (Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust) site there is an acute rehabilitation service and an out patients service which includes a rapid response clinic for people with traumatic brain injury referred by A&E.
Other Leeds rehabilitation services are based in St Mary's Hospital (Leeds Primary Care NHS Trust). There is also a range of other services on site including the William Merritt Disabled Living Centre an independent charitable organisation providing advice on equipment for people with disability as well as specialist driving assessment centre.
The Rehabilitation Services in Wakefield serves an immediate catchment area of 250,000 persons (for secondary care) with tertiary referral (Spinal Cord Injury) from a population of 3.5 million in Yorkshire. The clinical services are within Pinderfields and Pontefract NHS Trust. At Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield (30-minute drive from Leeds) there is a Neurological Rehabilitation Centre with in-patient and outpatient rehabilitation facilities including spasticity services. The Yorkshire Regional Spinal Injuries Centre (also on this site) provides life long management of patients with traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries and spinal paralysis.
Further rehabilitation facilities including in-patient and outpatient services are based at Airedale and Skipton Hospitals.
Specialist Registrars rotate to the rehabilitation services at Leeds, Wakefield and Airedale/Skipton within their training programme.