Cheshire and Merseyside Rehabilitation Network (CMRN)

Service contact information

Service detail

The Cheshire and Merseyside Rehabilitation Network (CMRN) is the largest national collaborative partnership between provider and commissioning organisations to deliver specialist rehabilitation services across a pathway from hyper-acute to community services. The network members include NHS, independent, social services and voluntary sector organisations.

Inpatient and community services

The CMRN works collaboratively with six provider partner organisations and multiple commissioning organisations resulting in a comprehensive model of specialist rehabilitation care to provide supportive, active and extended specialist rehabilitation to adults following traumatic injury or illness. One of the unique aspects of the service is that provision is based on patient need as opposed to diagnosis.

Our inpatient and community services are delivered by highly skilled interdisciplinary teams who work in partnership with patient and families to achieve a person-centred approach to specialist rehabilitation.


Rehabilitation may be offered at different stages of the patients journey. Our service provision extends from early post-ITU rehabilitation through to community-based rehabilitation services. The location of where and when rehabilitation is offered is based on the patients need at any given time.

Getting here

Inpatient units 

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

  • Hyper Acute Rehabilitation Unit – Lipton Ward
  • Complex Rehabilitation Unit – Sid Watkins Building
  • Sid Watkins Rehabilitation Unit – Sid Watkins Building


Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Seddon Suite Spoke Specialist Rehabilitation Unit - St Helens Hospital


Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Phoenix Centre Spoke Specialist Rehabilitation Unit - Broadgreen Hospital


Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Clatterbridge Spoke Specialist Rehabilitation Unit – Clatterbridge Rehabilitation Centre


Oak Vale Gardens, Priory, part of Median

  • Extended Rehabilitation Unit


Community services

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

  • The Walton Centre - Sid Watkins Building
  • Garswood Medical Centre, Billinge Road




Sid Watkins Building

Sid Watkins Building

This building hosts our Complex Rehabilitation Unit, some outpatients services, pain management services, corporate services and more.


Lower Lane,Liverpool, L9 7BB

Directions and map

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Referral information

Enquiries/referrals to be directed to Rehabilitation Co-ordination Team at 

Cheshire and Merseyside Rehabilitation Network (CMRN) Consultants

Dr Ganesh Bavikatte

Dr Ganesh Bavikatte is a Consultant and Clinical Lead in the Rehabilitation department at The Walton Centre in Liverpool, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Liverpool. 

Dr Shagufay Mahendran

Dr Shagufay Mahendran is a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at The Walton Centre where she is also the Clinical Lead for innovation.


Dr Helen Banks

Dr Helen Banks is a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, working with inpatients on Seddon Specialist Rehabilitation Unit at St Helens Hospital where those with physical, cognitive or communication impairment after illness or injury are provided with multidisciplinary rehabilitation.

Dr Colin Pinder

Dr Colin Pinder is a Consultant in Neurological Rehabilitation at The Walton Centre.

Dr Kaythi Latt

Dr Kaythi Latt has been a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at The Walton Centre since 2015 following specialist rehabilitation training in North West Deanery.

Page last updated: 25 October 2021