Sunflowers Court


The Acute and Rehabilitation Directorate is a mental health and physical health service that supports our service users within the Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest areas.

We aim to provide high quality, compassionate, safe and effective services to the population and consistently strive for excellence.

We have a number of divisions within this service, each of them providing a uniquely challenging and rewarding working environment, including; Intermediate Care, Acute Mental Health, and CAMHS.

Intermediate Care Division

Our award winning Intermediate Care Division specialises in physical health services providing a range of exciting pathways through rehabilitation and recovery and admission avoidance. Our services work in a cohesive way with Nursing, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Rehab Assistants, Social Workers and Administrators.

This division offers some exciting opportunities for staff to gain experience in some stand out areas including:

Long Covid-19 Rehabilitation Pathway one of the leading London Covid services
Inpatient Rehabilitation Wards 24/7 service, great staff to patient ratios, general rehab and stroke specialist rehabilitation wards.
Community Treatment Team K466 LAS collaboration ambulance car, community rapid response and Emergency Dept services within Queens Hospital
Neurological Nursing PD, MND, MS clinical nurse specialist team.
Community Rehabilitation Service Stroke & neurology community specialist service rehabilitation service.

Acute Mental Health Divisions

Mental health services are provided in specialist inpatient and community based settings which care for people experiencing acute mental illness who may be residents of Barking, Havering, Dagenham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.

Ard, NELFT Practitioner

Mental Health Inpatient Wards
The wards offer recovery focused treatment, care and discharge planning, clinical and risk assessments and provide a safe and therapeutic environment for adults and older adults with acute mental health needs.

Our multi-disciplinary teams are committed to providing high-quality recovery focused and patient-centred care, with amazing staff development collaboration opportunities.

Home Treatment Teams
The HTT is a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals providing a service to people experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis 24 hours, 7 days a week. The team provides intensive community based interventions as an alternative to acute hospital admission.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Brookside Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit
Brookside is an Inpatient Child and Adolescent unit with capacity for 15 young people between the ages of 12 – 17 years. Young people with acute mental health problems that cannot be managed in the community, are admitted for acute short-term assessment and treatment.

Young Person’s Home Treatment Team
The Young Person’s Home Treatment Team (YPHTT) is a 24 hour service that works alongside an inpatient service; it aims to increase the service scope to provide best evidence-based practice for young people with acute mental health conditions and their families.

INTERACT (Crisis and Outreach Team)

INTERACT is a 9am-5pm community service that works with children and young people, aged between 0 and 18, preventing or following a crisis situation. The team provides a comprehensive assessment and bio/psycho/social interventions via a series of community face to face visits in addition to any support/treatment already being received.

Why work for the Acute and Rehabilitation Directorate

A&RD is a dynamic fast paced service providing opportunities for staff to develop their skills and be part of a directorate that strives to deliver excellent care. We provide an open, transparent environment that always puts patients and staff wellbeing first.

NELFT Practitioner in front of NELFT signage

Here’s some of the key benefits to working within A&RD: 

  • Manageable caseload of varied patient conditions.
  • Rotational opportunities.
  • New and exciting pathways.
  • Great transport links to central London.
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Apprenticeship programmes.
  • Agile working opportunities due to unique mobile solutions.
  • Opportunity for student education accreditation.