Amputee Rehabilitation Unit
The Amputee rehabilitation unit provides specialist rehabilitation for adults who have undergone major amputation.
Most amputees in south east London will undergo major amputation here at St Thomas' Hospital. Shortly after amputation, when you are medically well and if ready to complete an intensive amputee rehabilitation programme, we will transfer you to our specialist Amputee Rehabilitation Unit where you will participate in therapy every day.
The unit has 12 beds and is located at Lambeth Community Care Centre in Kennington, London.
In addition to receiving therapy every day, you will have access to specialist medical and nursing care and counseling professionals. If appropriate, we will also provide you with prosthetic limbs.
We aim to help you return to a normal life as soon as possible.
When it is time for you to leave the unit, we will transfer you to the amputee rehabilitation for units service at Bowley Close rehabilitation centre. This is our community outpatient hub, where we provide life-long prosthetic and medical care, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and counseling.
If you live outside south east London / Kent, we will transfer your amputee care to your local outpatient amputee service.
How to access our service
You must have a written referral from your hospital doctor.
Visiting the unit
- visiting time is 11am-8.30pm
- no more than two visitors per bed
- we operate a protected mealtime service between 12 noon and 1pm and 5pm to 6pm
- special arrangements for visiting must be made with the nurse in charge
- children must be accompanied by an adult.