Service detail

The focus of rehabilitation is to enable people to live as independently as possible by maximising their clinical outcomes. The Cheshire and Merseyside Rehabilitation Network provides different levels of specialist rehabilitation care so the patient’s pathway can be tailored specifically for their individual needs. Rehabilitation is different for every person depending on individual injuries or illness and what stage they are at in recovery.

Patients are individually assessed and a rehabilitation programme is developed specific to their rehabilitation needs.

Patients on the rehabilitation units receive input from occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, dietetics and psychology, as indicated during their stay on the units. Orthoptists and orthotists provide a service on an individual referral basis.

Getting here

  • Lipton Ward (hyper acute rehabilitation unit), 1st floor, The Walton Centre
  • Complex Rehabilitation Unit, ground floor, Sid Watkins Building

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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The Walton Centre - Main Hospital Building

The Walton Centre Main Building

This building hosts many of our in-patient services, including wards and theatres, and some outpatients services.


Lower Lane, Liverpool, L9 7LJ

Directions and map

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Referral information

Referrals are completed through the Cheshire and Merseyside Rehabilitation Network

Rehabilitation 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: 24 June 2021