Specialist care and therapy

Alongside excellent nursing care, private inpatients have access to other personal specialist care.

These include:
Dietetics
Occupational therapy
Pain Management
Outpatients physiotherapy service
Speech and Language therapy

Physiotherapy
Patients having major orthopaedic and surgical treatments will routinely require physiotherapy. In some cases patients may require a physiotherapy session prior to their procedure.

Our physio team makes sure function, activity and independence is restored to patients after undergoing surgery that might restrict their movement. They encourage a holistic approach and will consider the patient’s work, leisure and lifestyle while determining their ability to self-manage.

If follow-up sessions are required after discharge our team will assist patients in finding local private practitioners and/or arranging outpatient appointments.

Occupational Therapy
The Occupational Therapy team at Heatherwood Hospital is dedicated to making sure patients will be comfortable and safe when back in their own homes.

An OT specialist may conduct an interview with the patient to find out how they were coping prior to the hospital stay and undergo assessments to determine whether or not specialist equipment is needed in the home.

Dietics
Our Dietitians provide dietary and nutritional advice to patients dealing with a variety of conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cystic fibrosis.

They work closely with clinical staff and the catering department to ensure that the most suitable diet is adapted for a patient to help them on the road to recovery.

Speech and Language Therapy
Our Speech and Language therapist works with patients with communicative and/or swallowing disorders, providing diagnosis and advice to patients and clinical staff. They can provide rehabilitation for  communication disorders and help patients and staff communicate effectively.

Pain Management
The Inpatient Pain team is on call to provide advice and diagnosis to patients in any kind of pain. Working with clinical staff, they assist nurses and consultants to make sure patients are comfortable and minimise the risks of future discomfort.

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