Information for patients about amputee rehabilitation outpatient services

 Amputee rehabilitation outpatient services

community regional specialist rehabilitation service

Useful contact numbers

Centre reception: 020 3049 7700

Prosthetic physiotherapy: 020 3049 7724

Prosthetics: 020 3049 7681

Prosthetic occupational therapy: 020 3049 7775

Counselling: 020 3049 7727/6

Medical consultant secretary: 020 3049 7713

  • What do they do if you haven’t received an appointment yet

    Please call the team you are expecting an appointment with, leaving your name and contact phone number. We will endeavour to call you back as soon as possible.

  • How to change/cancel your appointment

    Please call the team you have an appointment with and inform them that you are unable to attend. It is useful for us to know why you cannot attend, as this will help us when rebooking your appointment.

  • What should you bring to the appointment?

    Please bring suitable clothing which are loose and easy to put on/ remove.  

    You may wish to wear shorts and a t-shirt or bring them with you to change into.

    The Women’s Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS) sell sandwiches and drinks. Opening hours vary. We advise you to bring any food, drink or medication you may require during your appointment, as you may be at the centre for a long time.                                                                                               

    If you are diabetic, please bring your sugar level monitoring kit with you.

  • What to expect at your appointment

    You may see one member of staff but sometimes you will benefit from seeing other members of staff within the same appointment. This is to make sure you get the right care and treatment.

    The team consists of a consultant, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, counsellors and prosthetists. Each appointment is different but the staff member seeing you will carry out an assessment before any treatment begins. You will have the opportunity to discuss what your aims and expectations are and set goals with the staff. The number of appointments you need and how often they will be will vary from patient to patient.

  • After your appointment

    The staff member treating you will inform you when your next appointment will be and advise you if there are any exercises you should do before your next appointment.

  • Websites and organisations you might find useful

    BLESMA - The British Limbless Ex-Servicemen Association promotes the welfare of men and women who have lost a limb or limbs, or one or both eyes, or the use of limbs as a result of service in any branch of Her Majesty's Forces or Auxiliary Forces.

    Limbless AssociationUK charity for people with limb-loss, their family, friends and carers and the industry and healthcare professionals who support them. 

    UK Limb Loss Information Centre - an online resource to guide individuals with congenital or acquired limb loss and their friends, family and carers through the emotional, physical and psychological process of coming to terms with limb loss.

    Reach - The association for children with hand or arm deficiency.

    STEPS - association for families of children with lower limb abnormalities.

    Diabetes UK

    Disability Rights UK

    Southwark Disablement Association

    The Patients Association

    Health watch Southwark

    Mobility and Car Scooter Scheme

    Disability Advice Service Lambeth
    Telephone: 020 7738 5656