After a stay in a hospital ward following an operation or treatment, if you are medically well, but not yet able to go straight home, you may be moved to a step-down bed in the community.

You will receive rehabilitation and re-ablement support to help you safely return home, or to an alternative setting such as a care home. Our therapy and nursing team will work with you each day to make sure your recovery is as quick as possible, and that you feel able to do as much as you can for yourself.

We will work together with you and your family and carers to make sure we provide you with the care needed to make you as independent as possible before going home to continue your rehabilitation.

Information for visitors

Visiting times for family and friends are 2.00pm to 5.00pm, 6.00pm to 8.00pm daily and other times by prior arrangement.

Planning to go home

We will work with you and your family so you can return home as soon as you are safe to do so. We will discuss this with all involved prior to your discharge date, and will include all appropriate community services to make sure you are well supported once you leave us.

Where our step down rehabilitation beds are

We have step down rehabilitation beds at:

Skylarks Rehabilitation Unit at Yate

Henderson Rehabilitation Unit, Thornbury

The Willows Nursing Care Home, Bristol

Deerhurst Care Home, Bristol

Orchard Grove Reablement Centre, Bristol

Windmill House, Thornbury

Henderson Rehabilitation Unit, The Grace Centre

Whitebridge Gardens
BS35 2FR

Opening Hours

11.00am – 8.00pm (Visiting times)


0300 125 6117

Skylark Rehabilitation Unit

The Meadows, Cranleigh Court Road
Yate, Bristol
BS37 5DW


0300 124 5490