11 Ethelbert Road Rehabilitation Service

Protecting our patients

We have had to take the difficult decision to close our inpatient wards and units to visitors.

We ask that you use alternative methods to keep in touch with your loved one as we take this measure to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and protect our patients and staff.

Please contact the ward or unit manager to discuss how you can best do this. Thank you for your co-operation.


Ethelbert Road rehabilitation unit is a 10 bed inpatient rehabilitation unit for adults with complex mental health difficulties. It is situated in Canterbury close to the city centre.

The unit aims to support individuals on their own sustainable recovery pathway and help them make the transition back to the community.

A team of nursing and support staff provide 24-hour support on the unit. Individuals also have regular access to medical, psychological, and occupational therapy teams.

Staff will tailor the persons care package and will use a recovery-based focus to help support them in identifying their care needs and rehabilitation goals. The unit aims to empower individuals with the skills and support to achieve a sustainable recovery.


"11 Ethelbert Road is fantastic for personal, individual, growth. Support from a fantastic staff team and group of peers to develop your own life skills after experiencing the problems of mental health...”

"A friendly place that has supported my needs and always taken me seriously. Staff are appropriate and leave you feeling calm and accepted. Thank you.”

"11 Ethelbert Road is an excellent environment for the possibility of personal growth and development for those who wish to take up the opportunity as a route to independent living, when a person may have previously been institutionalised, severely mentally ill, or failing to engage with the community.”


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