The Physiotherapy Team encompasses the treatment and management of a variety of conditions. The team ensures that each patient is assessed and treatment plans are tailored to suit their individual clinical needs, monitors progress and makes adjustments to reflect any changes in clinical need.
We aim to treat all in patients needing physiotherapy on the first full working day (Monday to Friday) after their admission.
Some of the conditions treated by the team are:
- Acute respiratory conditions
- Acute Medical conditions
- Following general surgery including amputations
- Following Orthopaedic surgery
- Injuries following accidents or falls
- Acute neurological conditions such as Strokes and Parkinsons
- Patients in Intensive care and High dependency unit
- On call service
The Inpatient Physiotherapy team also provides a weekday evening, weekend and Bank Holiday cover for patients with acute respiratory conditions and for Orthopaedic patients following recent surgery, and patients ready to be discharged.
On Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday days between 8.30 and 16.30, physiotherapists on the rota will come into the hospital to treat patients identified as needing treatment from the previous day and also treat any new patients admitted with acute respiratory conditions.
Weekday and weekend evenings between16.30 – 8.30 the physiotherapist can be contacted via switchboard. The request must be made by the Senior House officer on the ward.
Outpatient Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy is provided by the West Essex Primary Care Trust and is for patient refered by the consultant. This can be on any site within West Essex but it usually takes place at the hospital or GP clinic nearest your home. This service includes the clinical specialists in spinal physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy Outpatients Departments
Princess Alexandra Hospital contact number: 01279 827606
We are committed to supporting young people considering a career in Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy and provide opportunities for work experience for 16 -17 year olds. Find out more here.