Green light for £105m National Rehabilitation Centre

The UK government has given the green light for a £105m National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC).

This facility, managed by Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH), will be the first of its kind in the UK and will be located in Stanford-on-Soar, Rushcliffe.

The government’s approval, announced on Thursday (September 21), allows construction work to start as part of the New Hospital Programme.

The facility aims to help these individuals regain a quality of life as close as possible to what they had before their injury or illness. It will also offer various amenities such as gyms, assessment and treatment rooms, social spaces, and rehabilitation flats.

The NRC will mainly serve patients from the East Midlands region, replacing existing services in Nottingham.

There have been concerns raised by the Keep Our NHS Public campaign group in Nottingham about the closure of local services in favour of less accessible regional options.

However, NUH clarified that patients currently receiving treatment at the existing department and those requiring treatment at the NRC will be transferred using hospital transport.