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Surgical Appliances

Introduction

Orthotics or Surgical Appliances as it is often referred to is the supply and fitting of an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuro-muscular and skeletal system.

The principal Orthotic services involve the supply and fitting of orthopaedic footwear and a range of callipers, splints and surgical collars and specialist support/compression stockings. The service also supplies and fits a range of breast prosthesis and wigs.

Patients are referred via their treating clinician or their GP. Patients are assessed by trained orthotists and supported by site based appliance officers.

Trulife Healthcare supply Orthotist services to the Trust. The Trust however employs the Surgical Appliance Officers and administrative support staff.

Useful Phone Numbers & Information

A Surgical Appliance office is available on each of the three main hospital sites. If you have any queries or need any information regarding our service provision please contact the relevant office on the number below.

Surgical Appliance Offices

  • St. Albans Hospital: 01727 897465 - Phone from 09:00 to 12:00. Collections from 10:00 to 12:00
  • Hemel Hempstead Hospital: 01442 287999 – Phone and collections Monday to Friday 09:00 to 12:00
  • Watford General Hospital: 01923 217548 – Phone from 08:00 to 14:00. Collections from 10:00 to 14:00

Once confirmation that an item is ready for collection has been received please check with the appropriate office before collecting an item.

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