Within the SASH geographical area, therapies are provided by different organisations. This depends on whether patients are treated in East Surrey Hospital, in a community hospital, or as an outpatient.
Following a hospital admission or an outpatient consultant appointment at East Surrey Hospital you may receive outpatient therapy at a local hospital near you provided by another organisation.
Therapy services at East Surrey Hospital
East Surrey Hospital has its own dedicated therapy team providing care to patients on wards and those referred to them by hospital consultants. They also provide outpatient services for adults and children.
A dedicated therapy team made up of occupational therapists and physiotherapists is based in the emergency department.
Therapy services provided at East Surrey Hospital include:
Other therapy services
Audiologists carry out hearing tests to patients referred to them from the ears, nose and throat (ENT) department.
The hand therapist treats inpatients and outpatients needing therapy for all hand conditions and injuries. The hand therapist will also treat patients who are recovering from surgery or trauma.
Hand therapy is based at East Surrey Hospital and also provides support to clinics alongside consultants at Crawley Hospital and Horsham Hospital.
Podiatrists offer foot care once a week to inpatients, mainly those with diabetes. Referral is via a consultant.