Inpatient Physiotherapy is any physiotherapy given to a patient whilst they are staying in hospital. Our team at The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth work with patients in wide ranging medical and surgical specialities, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
The physiotherapy team, led by Lauren Kerr (currently on maternity leave) and Victoria Howard (née Frosdick), assess and treat patients to meet their goals for being able to leave hospital and return to their home environment.
The team has wide ranging knowledge and skills in all inpatient areas and has many Specialist Physiotherapists to ensure evidence based treatment, clinical excellence and high quality of care.
Patients having procedures in the following surgical specialities are assessed and treated by our team following their operation usually until they are ready to leave hospital:
- Open abdominal surgery
Many of our orthopaedic and breast patients are referred to see our large team of specialist musculoskeletal outpatient physiotherapists on discharge from the hospital.
A wide variety of medical patients are assessed and treated by our team including those with the following conditions:
Based on our physiotherapy assessment and through a patient-centred approach an individualised treatment programme will be developed and regularly reviewed in order to achieve identified goals.
Our patients can also be referred in to one of our outpatient services on discharge such as pulmonary rehabilitation, respiratory outpatients or neurology outpatients. We can offer a home visit service within 15 minutes of our hospital for those patients whose needs are best met at home.
For further information please contact our reception team on 020 7806 4010.