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PD4RU Support Group

What is PD4RU?

The PD4RU group was formed by ex-patients and their families as a way of saying thanks for the treatment and input they received during their own rehabilitation at the Physically Disabled Rehabilitation Unit (PDRU). This group has come together to fundraise and offer support to those in need of intensive multi-disciplinary rehabilitation.

Monies raised by PD4RU fundraising events are used to purchase additional equipment and provide support to patients and their families that will improve quality of life - not only during inpatient rehabilitation but throughout their rehabilitation journey at home.

Targets for fundraising are agreed upon by the group on an annual basis.

About the PDRU 

The PDRU is a purpose built unit in the grounds of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

This specialist unit uses a patient-centred goal setting approach to promote independence, well-being and improve the quality of life of patients with physical and cognitive or communication difficulties, typically resulting from a neurological condition or injury.

  • Rehabilitation will often involve several members of the multidisciplinary team, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, neuropsychology, nursing and medical staff.

Patient Comments

“You guys have got me back on my feet, you lifted my soul and encouraged me to work hard. PDRU has a world class team. Thanks isn't even enough, you brought my life back"

"PDRU is a unique place and it has been a huge privilege to be treated here"

 “I felt like I was leaving my family when I left the team”

“You have a fantastic service here - it makes a huge difference to peoples’ lives”

“I think PDRU is one of the best kept secrets in the NHS”

“I felt that I was very involved in my treatment and setting goals that I wanted to achieve.”

“I feel like I would not be where I am now if it wasn’t for PDRU”

"Over three tough but enjoyable months of intensive therapy, I've grown in strength and confidence every day. Through a combination of humanity, good humour and genuine expertise, PDRU helped me to rebuild both my body and my life"


Contact Info 

Justgiving page:

If you would like to be a member of the PD4RU please contact a member of PDRU staff to be added to the email distribution list to receive information about upcoming meetings. Contact details for the PDRU are on the next page


PDRU Endowment Fund, Ref. No. CG0807


Physically Disabled Rehabilitation Unit (PDRU)

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital,

1345 Govan Road,


G51 4TF.

Tel: 0141 201 2663 

Last Updated: 15 July 2021