The physiotherapy service provides both inpatient and outpatient care.

There are a variety of inpatient teams including respiratory/medical, surgical, orthopaedic, and neurological teams. The teams cover all wards.

The Department offers a seven day service across some specialities and all clinical staff support this currently on a rota system, providing an on-call service from 4pm-8am 365 days a year.

This service is used to assess and treat in-patients that have had a respiratory clinical deterioration and would benefit from intervention. In order to access this service a senior doctor must have reviewed the patient and highlighted the need for on-call physiotherapy before the on-call physiotherapist can be contacted via switchboard.

We have outpatient teams across both sites which can be accessed by consultant or GP referral. The outpatient teams offer assessment and treatment of a variety of adult musculoskeletal, women’s and men’s health conditions. To best progress treatment an emphasis is placed on self-management. Exercise classes and hydrotherapy sessions are offered to help patients integrate exercise into their daily lives.

Both sites use their gymnasium space to run specialist rehabilitation classes for people following cardiac disease, respiratory problems and amputations.


Useful Contacts

Outpatients SPH (01932 722547) Main reception desk Ext: 2547
Hydrotherapy Ext: 2489
Big gym Ext: 2490
Physio Fax: 2635
Outpatients ASH (01784 884488) Main reception Ext: 4484
Ashford Physio Fax: 4707
Women’s Health Ext: 2358