Prosthetics and amputee rehabilitation
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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.
What we offer:
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.
Outpatients services are provided in the Vitali Unit which provides clinics and resources needed to enable the rehabilitation of patients so that they can be achieve their optimal level of function, mobility and health status.
The centre also offers services for the management of patients with complex rehabilitation needs, including neurological rehabilitation, prosthetics.
Douglas Bader Rehabilitation Centre
Queen Mary’s hospital
020 8487 6030 – Vitali Clinic
020 8487 6800
020 8487 6805
Douglas Bader Centre reception
020 8487 6001
020 8487 6002
2020 8487 6003
Gwynne Holford Ward (inpatients)
020 8487 6125
020 8487 6045
Physiotherapy (rehab gym)
020 8487 6042
020 8487 6139
020 8487 6810
020 8487 6140
020 8487 6040
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- Dr S. Sooriakumaran – Consultant in Rehabilitation
- Caroline Thomas – Amputee Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Su Ryan – Clinical Team Lead
- Stan East – Opcare Director of Operations
- Tom Wickerson – Lead Prosthetist
- Sara Smith – Amputee therapy team lead
- Community Services Wandsworth – Lower limb amputees Information and advice for patients and carers
- Limb Fitting – Douglas Bader – Referral Form
All amputees must be referred to the centre by a GP or hospital consultant. A referral form must be completed or, in case of being referred from out of the region, a letter must be sent to Dr S. Sooriakumaran.
In some cases, agreement will be required from local Primary Care Trusts.
All referrals are screened by the team before allocation of appointments
Mr Nicholas Hillsdon – MBE 2012.