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A prosthetic service has been available at Queen Mary’s Hospital since the First World War. It has developed into an internationally recognised service offering highly specialised services for amputees.

Our prosthetic team feature in this short film – you can watch to find out more about the important work they do:


Services offered

The service offers artificial limb assessment, prescription, manufacture, fitting and training for patients with upper and/or lower limb amputations, or limb deficiency. This is delivered by a multidisciplinary team and led by a consultant in rehabilitation medicine. The service works with clients to assess their needs, rehabilitate them into the community and help them achieve function, mobility and independence. This is available as either an inpatient or an outpatient.


  • Examination rooms
  • Prosthetic cast and fitting rooms
  • Prosthetic factory on site
  • Therapy treatment gym
  • Occupational Therapy functional assessment rooms

Amputee rehabilitation at Queen Mary’s

Amputee rehabilitation has been an established service at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton for over ninety years. The history of Queen Mary’s began with the rehabilitation of service personnel who had lost limbs during World War I. Amputee rehabilitation has continued to be a service at the hospital ever since.

In 2006, the Douglas Bader Rehabilitation Centre – named after Douglas Bader, the RAF pilot who lost both his legs in World War II – was created within the new Queen Mary’s Hospital and provides a specialised multidisciplinary service to amputees from south west London and the region extending to the borders of Surrey and Sussex. Referrals from further afield are considered and may benefit from the range of specialist services, clinical expertise and facilities available.

Amputees are rehabilitated as either inpatients on the Gywnne Holford Ward, which has 10 beds dedicated to amputee rehabilitation, or as outpatients.

All amputees must be referred to the centre by a GP or hospital consultant. A referral form must be completed or, in the case of being referred from out of the region, a letter must be sent to Dr Vijay Kolli, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine.

If you would like more information on amputee rehabilitation services or would like to feedback to us please do get in touch with us. You can find out how on the contact us section.