NHS Mary Robinson Unit
About the service
People are referred to the Unit if they are diagnosed as having had Covid-19, but are now well enough to be discharged from an acute or community hospital.
However, in order to prevent transmission of Covid-19 to other vulnerable care home residents, we provide care for a short period (usually 14 days) before transferring people on to longer-term placements in a care home.
The NHS Mary Robinson Unit accepts patients who are registered with a GP anywhere in North West London.
The staff team includes qualified nurses and healthcare assistants who will support patients with activities of daily living, in the same way that they would be looked after in a care home.
Patients' medical needs remain the responsibility of the patients' own GP, supplemented by our local GP out of hours service. We will communicate with the primary care team if there are any concerns about residents' health whilst they are staying with us.
What is a transitional unit?
NHS Mary Robinson Unit is a transitional unit, not a rehabilitation hospital. However, if the condition changes whilst patients are staying in the unit, the team may request input from a range of local community services provided by Ealing Community Partners.
As all patients on the unit are Covid-19 positive, we are sorry but visitors are not permitted onto the unit, however we will do our best to support residents to maintain regular contact with loved ones.
For safety, staff wear personal protective equipment (including a face mask) at all times when providing care.
About the care provided
All patients have a single room with their own hand washing basin.
Toilet and bathing and shower facilities will be shared on a gender-specific basis.
A choice of meals is available and will be delivered from our kitchen to patients on the ward. Special menus and diets will be catered for with guidance from Ealing Community Dietician if necessary.
Lunch is served from 12.30 -1pm and dinner is served from 4.30 - 5.30 pm.
A selection of snacks, biscuits and toast will be provided with a bedtime drink of the patient's choice.
Patients will be provided with nightgowns or pyjamas to wear during their stay. Please note, we are unable to launder personal clothing due the high temperatures used to launder.
Patients may wish to ask family or care home to drop off spare clothes for them.
NHS Mary Robinson Unit
Beech House, Manor Court Care Home
Southall UB1 2SH
How to make a referral to the Mary Robinson Unit
Patients may be referred to the NHS Mary Robinson Unit following a hospital admission by the ward team, through the local hospital discharge hubs, using the Covid19 Discharge Form, sent to the Ealing Community Referral Hub.
Phone: 0300 1234544
Who is eligible for referral
Patients with a GP in any North West London borough with a confirmed Covid+ status (but now fit for discharge back to a care home-like setting) are eligible for admission.
Referrals from other sources (including primary care) may be considered in discussion with the clinical team.
On arrival patients should be accompanied by their medication for at least two weeks and the hospital discharge summary.
Once triaged as eligible for the service, we will aim to offer admission within 24 hours. Patients may be admitted 7 days a week.
Referrals: 0300 1234 544
Ward telephone: 020 8574 2243 / 07783 847804
Grace Vanterpool - Acting Service Manager
Emily Otoma - Ward Manager
Dr Christopher Hilton - Clinical Director
If you have any questions about Ealing Community Partners or your care please call
0300 12345 44
Ealing Community Partners: NHS, Ealing Council, voluntary & specialist providers working together to deliver health & social care for the people of Ealing