Coronavirus: Amputee Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) update
Due to increased demand on the hospital due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are having to make significant changes to our services.
If you are a patient who has previously been seen in our service and need advice regarding your residual limb or prosthesis, please contact your local outpatient prosthetic centre in the first instance.
However, if you are having difficulty getting the advice you need, please call 020 3049 6912 to speak with one of the clinical team and we will do our best to advise you.
See our frequently asked questions for further information.
Information for GPs and other healthcare professionals
We are doing everything we can to support GPs and your patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need advice from our clinical team regarding amputee patients in the community, please contact us on 020 3049 6912 or email gst-tr.Arureferrals@nhs.net.
We're doing all we can to support teams with clinical guidance regarding new amputees during this challenging time. If you would like any advice from the clinical team, please call 020 3049 6912 or email gst-tr.Arureferrals@nhs.net and we will do our best to help you.
We are unable to run a prosthetic clinic at present and therefore cannot provide prosthetic rehabilitation.
Our frequently asked questions page has answers to common questions we have received from patients.
The ARU provides specialist rehabilitation for adults who have undergone major amputation.
Amputee Rehabilitation Unit
Lambeth Community Care Centre
London SE11 4TX
Tel: 020 3049 6912
External referrals email: email@example.com
Lambeth Community Care Centre on Google Maps
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.