Coronavirus: prosthetics and amputee rehabilitation update
Due to increased demand on the hospital due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are having to make significant changes to our services which may require cancellation of appointments.
We are attempting to contact all patients with a future scheduled appointment. In some cases we are changing appointments to a telephone consultation. Many appointments will be cancelled without a future date being arranged. If we cancel your appointment you will remain on our waiting list and we will contact you in due course.
If you have not had any contact from us and you are unsure if your appointment is going ahead, please call 020 3049 7700.
Our phone lines may be busy and there may be a wait for your call to be answered.
If you are an existing patient who has previously been seen in our service and need advice from the clinical team please call 020 3049 7700 and we will return your call as soon as possible.
For emergency patients ( eg large wounds, cracked sockets, broken knees or feet), or if you have fallen please call 020 3049 7700 and we will arrange an appointment for you.
See our frequently asked questions for further information.
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 please call 020 3049 7700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outpatient prosthetics and amputee rehabilitation service
The regional outpatient amputee rehabilitation service provides assessment and provision of prosthetic limbs for patients following upper or lower limb amputation or as a result of congenital deficiency (from birth). All patients and their families have access to our specialist counselling service.
We provide outpatient services in Crystal Palace and also carry out ward rounds on a weekly basis at Guys and St Thomas’ and Kings College Hospital. The other main hospitals that refer patients to us are University Hospital Lewisham, Croydon University Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Orpington Hospital.
We work very closely with the specialist amputee teams on the wards at Guy's and St Thomas' and at the inpatient Amputee Rehabilitation Unit at Lambeth Community Care Centre.
The multi-disciplinary team consists of a consultant, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, counsellors, prosthetists, workshop technicians, a healthcare assistant, a rehabilitation engineer and an administrative team.
All new patients are assessed by the multi-disciplinary team. This means we can decide what treatment you may need and if you will be able to manage with a prosthetic limb (artificial limb). Not all patients are safe to use prosthesis but will still benefit from some treatment in order to make you as independent as possible.
We provide prosthetics care for veterans of the armed forces who reside in our treatment area.