Trauma Orthopaedics - Therapy services

The Royal Preston Hospital is a Major Trauma Centre offering specialist services to patients across Lancashire and South Cumbria. Most major trauma patients are treated and discharged from the hospital following traumatic fractures, soft tissue injuries or wounds, but some may be transferred to their local hospital once stabilised.

The Therapy Service

The Trauma Orthopaedic therapy service, offers both occupational and physiotherapy to patients following a traumatic injuries, surgery and elective spinal surgery. Patients are provided with acute physiotherapy post-operatively or once appropriate post-injury in the ward environment on Ward 14 and 16.  Occupational therapists offer functional equipment, wheelchairs and functional advice where appropriate. Both therapy services work together within a multi-disciplinary team to provide the most effective patient care and safe discharges.

On discharge patients are offered follow-up rehabilitation from their local provider if required, or some patients may require further input in the community before returning home.