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Integrated medicine in physiotherapy

Therapists provide support and advice to help you regain your previous level of mobility if appropriate on integrated medicine wards. This includes specialities in respiratory medicine, cardiology, renal and gastroenterology.

Realistic treatment goals will be set together with you and your family in order to facilitate a safe discharge to either your home, an alternative residence or for further rehabilitation.

Our aim is to discharge patients in a safe and timely manner, providing appropriate equipment and on-going therapy as required. Therapists have close links with community services to ensure patients receive the appropriate on-going physiotherapy they require after being discharge from the ward. There are close links between the acute wards and the adult respiratory team (ART) in the community, which helps provide a seamless transition for respiratory patients.

Services currently provided

  • Close links with community services including ART
  • Multidisciplinary team approach
  • Referral to peripheral hospitals for rehabilitation
  • Referral to specialist clinics/services including Stroke Team, Neuro-Outreach, Smoking cessation advice, Splints, Orthotics, King's Lodge
  • Specialist assessment and treatment- Links with Neuro-Outreach, ITU and oncology/palliative care
  • Specialist assessment and treatment of respiratory patients