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Inpatient Ward Services

Therapy Services including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy are provided to patients on all wards across the Trust.

Orthopaedic rehabilitation team

The orthopaedic rehabilitation team is a young dynamic and developing team consisting of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, activities of daily living advisors and rehabilitation assistants. We provide a seven day service to trauma and elective orthopaedic admissions to the three orthopaedic wards and the day surgery unit. In addition, we provide a central focus for advice and information regarding the management of orthopaedic admissions throughout the hospital. 

Neurology rehabilitation Team

Our neurology rehabilitation team is based at the hospital and covers both inpatient and outpatient services. Specialised physiotherapists and occupational therapists trained in neurological rehabilitation, provide assessment and treatment to patients with neurological conditions helping to maximise function and independence as well as manage their condition. Close links between the inpatient and outpatient services, together with the community therapy teams, ensures continuity of patient care and treatment in an environment that adapts to the patients ever changing needs. 

Oncology & palliative care

This specialist team provides rehabilitation and discharge planning for patients on the oncology ward, and outlying areas within the hospital. In addition, a multidisciplinary breathlessness clinic is run as an outpatient service to provide non-pharmacological management (therapy that does not involve drugs) of breathlessness for patients with advanced Lung Cancer, COPD and pulmonary fibrosis.

 

Respiratory services

Specialist physiotherapy is provided for patients on the critical care ward following surgery, to reduce the risk of development of respiratory complications and ensure good functional outcomes following critical illness. The team also works with patients admitted with respiratory failure as a result of acute or chronic respiratory conditions such as COPD, Cystic Fibrosis and pneumonia, to optimise chest clearance and advice on breathlessness management. Overnight on-call and weekend service is also provided to ensure a high standard of respiratory care is continued over a seven-day period.

 

Amputee rehabilitation service

Having an amputation is both physically and emotionally challenging for the person involved. There are significant life changes which occur following this operation.  Our amputee rehabilitation service is run by a multidisciplinary team and comprises both inpatient and outpatient services. The team is involved from the time of the amputation and stays involved until the person reaches their maximum level of independence. This may be with or without an artificial limb. The aim of the service is to assist the person as far as possible to return to their normal lifestyle.

Outpatient Services

The team also provides outpatient services in the form of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation classes and respiratory outpatient clinics.