The patient appliances department offers services at both Guy's Hospital and St Thomas Hospital.
We fit and provide orthotics (anything that can be fitted to the outside of the body to aid mobility) to make standing, walking, and running more comfortable and efficient.
The orthotist (a person who measures, designs, fits and services orthotics) will take your medical history and details. The patient will then be assessed for a suitable appliance.
The patient may need further appointments if the appliance is made to measure or for example, if shoes need modification.
Some appliances may be available from stock, such as knee braces, wrist braces and abdominal belts. For others, such as surgical stockings and corsets, patients may need to pay a prescription charge.
The patient will be given both verbal and written manufacturer instructions.
The first appointment usually takes between 15 minutes to one hour.
Consultant referrals within Guy’s and St Thomas' Trust are accepted for this service.