The Therapies department provides treatment and assessment to patients within a wide range of services provided at University Hospitals. These include:
Medical wards: Cardiothoracic, Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, Respiratory and General Medicine
Non-invasive Ventilation Unit
Emergency portals (Accident and Emergency)
Medical respiratory adult outpatients
Paediatrics outpatients and inpatients including the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
Oncology and Palliative Care
Supported early discharge
Trauma inpatients and outpatients
Elective Orthopaedics inpatients and outpatients
Obstetrics and Gynaecology inpatients and outpatients
A and E and Fracture Clinic outpatient service
Burns and plastic surgical outpatients
Surgery including ENT, urology, vascular and gastrointestinal
Orthopaedic day case patients
Critical Care including Neurosurgery and the Cardiothoracic Surgical Special Care Unit
Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Outpatients is based in the Trent Building. The reception is on the left as you walk in through the main entrance of the Trent Building.
- Reception - 01782 676570 - for out-patient occupational therapy and out-patient physiotherapy enquiries)
- Jane Teasdale - Medical Division Therapy Manager - 01782 675436
- Noeleen Hellis - Surgical Division Therapy Manager - 01782 675340
- Service Advisor - 01782 675792 - For general enquiries following an in-patient stay. This may be an answerphone on occasion.
The Therapies team is made up of the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy departments. Occupational Therapy involves helping patients to develop, recover, or maintain their daily living and work skills, providing equipment and facilitating support for patients upon their discharge. Physiotherapy aims to improve or maintain a patient's mobility and quality of life through rehabilitation, respiratory care, advice and education within a range of different conditions.
- Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm
- Respiratory late shift: Monday - Friday 1.30pm - 9.30pm
- Musculoskeletal late shift Monday - Friday: until 6.00pm
- There is also an emergency on call Respiratory service which runs seven days a week (including Bank Holiday): 9.30pm - 8.30am
- Respiratory: 8.30am - 9.30pm
- Orthopaedic: Saturday: 8.30am - 3.15pm, Sunday: 8.30am - 12.45pm
- Mobility (including surgical/medical/frail elderly and emergency portals: 8.30am-8.00pm
The gym at County Hospital is well equipped with treadmills, static cycles, parallel bars, wall bars and weight and pulley systems. Contact: 01785 230203
Occupational Therapy: 01785 230253
Clare Johnson - Principal Physiotherapist
I lead teams of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists within Critical Care, general surgical wards, Paediatrics, Cystic Fibrosis, Oncology and Renal. I have worked for University Hospitals for over 12 years and specialise in respiratory physiotherapy. I spend a lot of my time in the critical care unit at UHNM and have a keen interest in rehabilitation post critical care, as well as doing paediatric respiratory outpatient clinics. I represent Therapies at the Trust's child protection committee and the resuscitation committee.
Caroline Brown - Principal Physiotherapist
As the Principal Physiotherapist for Emergency, Specialised and Cardiothoracic Medicine I lead the teams who provide Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy to acutely unwell patients who come to A&E, as well as patients admitted to the hospital's general and respiratory medical wards. I began working as a specialist physiotherapist in medicine in 2001 and have developed a special interest in both falls prevention and in treating patients who develop respiratory complications as a result of neuromuscular disease. I also provide respiratory outpatient clinic sessions where I specialise in treating patients with Bronchiectasis and HVS.
Jane Teasdale - Divisional Therapy Manager for Medicine
As Divisional Therapy Manager for Medicine, I am responsible for the day to day provision of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy services to the medical directorates at University Hospitals. I am a physiotherapist with 29 years' experience, 18 of which have included working in clinical management roles. I have a professional and personal commitment to want to improve the therapy services we provide at University Hospitals for the benefit of our patients and to raise awareness of the unique contribution therapists have to make in their recovery. This has driven me to seek out strategic roles which provide the opportunity to influence change and to lead as an ambassador for AHPs.
Amanda Walters - Principal therapist for Therapies Outpatient Service
My role is leading the Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists within Outpatients. Occupational Therapists specialise in the treatment of hand injuries, burns and plastics and post-operative care within the Therapies department and Fracture Clinics. Physiotherapists specialise in Trauma & Orthopaedics, treating acute referrals from Accident and Emergency, Fracture Clinic and post-operative Elective and Trauma patients.
Our uniforms - What do the different colours mean?
- Dark blue - Qualified Physiotherapist
- Light green - Technical Instructor
- Dark green - Qualified Occupational Therapist
- Light blue - Technical Instructor