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Therapy Services

Physiotherapy

Outpatient Physiotherapy at Watford has moved to Jacketts Field in Abbotts Langley

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Physiotherapy provides a service to patients with a wide variety of clinical conditions. Through a process of assessment and treatment, physiotherapists aim to improve quality of life, optimise function and encourage self-management.

The Objectives of the service are:

  • Assess and treat respiratory conditions and infections to prevent deterioration and facilitate recovery.
  • Assess and improve compromised mobility of patients with complex multi pathology presentations. This achieves and maximises the potential of the patient for safe and appropriate discharge.
  • Provide acute rehabilitation to appropriate patients to minimise secondary complications and maximise functional recovery.
  • Identify patients at risk of falling and treat accordingly.
  • Provide pre and post operative management of relevant surgical and amputee patients.
  • Provide on-call service to acute respiratory patients who would deteriorate without intervention from a physiotherapist out of normal working hours and at weekends.
  • Assess patients for discharge that are medically stable in order to prevent hospital admission

Along with their Occupational Therapy colleagues, the Physiotherapists are grouped into teams offering a comprehensive range of services for patients.

  • Respiratory
  • Elderly Medical
  • Stroke Team - Hemel Hempstead Hospital and Watford General Hospital
  • AAU and A&E Team
  • Orthopaedic Team - St Albans City Hospital and Watford General Hospital
  • Outpatient Physiotherapy
  • Women's Health
  • Paediatrics

The core hours for physiotherapy are from 08:15 – 16:30, Monday – Friday. A morning service operates at the weekend on the orthopaedic wards at St Albans and Watford General. An out of hour service for acutely unwell respiratory patients operates between 16:30 – 08:30 and over the weekends.

For outpatients the department is open from 08:00 – 16:30.

Name Department Contact
Louise Colman Therapy Team Lead 01923 436310
Jennifer Jarvis Therapy Team Lead 01923 436310
Sinead Turner Therapy Team Lead 01923 436310
Departmental Secretary Inpatient therapy (Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy) 01923 217271
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