Amputee Rehabilitation Unit

Caring for you after your surgery 

The ARU provides specialist rehabilitation for adults who have undergone major amputation. 

Location

  • Amputee Rehabilitation Unit 
    Lambeth Community Care Centre
    Monkton Street
    London SE11 4TX

  • Tel: 020 3049 6912

    External referrals email: gst-tr.Arureferrals@nhs.net


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About us

Most amputees in south east London will undergo major amputation here at St Thomas' Hospital. Shortly after amputation, when you are medically well and if ready to complete an intensive amputee rehabilitation programme, we will transfer you to our specialist Amputee Rehabilitation Unit where you will participate in therapy every day.

The unit has 12 beds and is located at Lambeth Community Care Centre in Kennington, London.

In addition to receiving therapy every day, you will have access to specialist medical and nursing care and counselling professionals. If appropriate, we will also provide you with prosthetic limbs.

We aim to help you return to a normal life as soon as possible.

When it is time for you to leave the unit, we will transfer you to the amputee rehabilitation service at Bowley Close rehabilitation centre. This is our community outpatient hub, where we provide life-long prosthetic and medical care, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and counselling.

If you live outside south east London / Kent, we will transfer your amputee care to your local outpatient amputee service.

 
 

Contact

Tel: 020 3049 6912

Patient leaflets

Welcome to the Amputee Rehabilitation Unit (PDF 113Kb)

More information about the Amputee Rehabilitation Unit (PDF 68Kb)