Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy deals with human movement and function. It aims to maximise patient potential and return to normal function following ill health, trauma or disability for other reasons.

Physiotherapists work in a wide range of clinical settings from intensive care units caring for acutely ill patients, to outpatient departments helping with people that are living independently at home but need treatment for conditions such as a painful shoulder or twisted ankle.

The service offers a positive approach to treatment planning and goal setting, encouraging patient involvement in their own care, to help them achieve personal goals. Through inter-professional working we aim to ensure an efficient and safe journey with the best possible patient outcome.

Physiotherapists are registered by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and as such are required to meet and maintain the standards of proficiency, standards of conduct, performance and ethics and demonstrate their continuing professional development.

 

Our teams

Lincoln County Hospital physiotherapy team

The team comprises of 74 members which includes qualified physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants and clerical support.

Inpatients

We cover inpatient wards within the hospital and have specialist teams that cover:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Stroke
  • Cardio-vascular respiratory (includes intensive care and high dependency units, surgical, cardiac and respiratory wards)
  • Medical (includes emergency medical admissions unit, frailty unit, health care of the elderly, oncology and general medical wards)
  • Neuro rehabilitation

The teams provide emergency cover for respiratory patients over night  from 4.30pm – 8am.

A weekend service is also provided.

Outpatients

The outpatient team which is based in the physiotherapy department (entrance 2) provides speciality cover for:

  • Musculoskeletal (referrals from G.P’s)
  • Orthopaedic
  • Neurology
  • Pelvic, obstetric and gynaecological
  • Paediatrics (over 7 years of age)
  • Respiratory
  • Amputees
  • Rheumatology
  • Neuro outreach (seen in the community)

The department is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.

We also currently have a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in satellite clinics in:

  • Gainsborough Health Clinic (Hickman Street), Monday, Thursday, Friday
  • Branston Surgery, Friday
  • Washingborough Surgery, Tuesday

For disabled access information about the physiotherapy department at Lincoln County Hospital, please see our DisabledGo accessibility guide.

Pilgrim Hospital physiotherapy team

We have team of 44 clinicians which includes qualified physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants. We also have friendly clerical team which includes 4 admin staff members.

Our physiotherapists provide a full range of inpatient and outpatient services for children and adults. They work closely with patients, carers and other healthcare professionals such as occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, social workers, nurses and doctors.

Inpatients

We cover inpatient wards within the hospital and have specialist teams that cover:

  • Orthopaedics (includes trauma and elective orthopaedic wards and day case unit)
  • Stroke
  • Acute care (includes intensive care unit, acute coronary unit, respiratory wards and vascular wards)
  • Medical (includes medical assessment unit, ambulatory care unit, elderly care wards, oncology ward and general medical wards)

The teams also provide emergency cover for respiratory patients over night from 4.30pm – 8am.

A weekend service is also provided.

Outpatient

We provide a number of specialised outpatient physiotherapy services which includes:

  • Musculoskeletal (referrals from G.P’s and AQP)
  • Orthopaedic
  • Neurology
  • Pelvic, obstetric and gynaecological
  • Respiratory
  • Amputees
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Neuro outreach (seen in the Community)

The department is open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Our outpatient musculoskeletal physiotherapy service is delivered at both Pilgrim hospital and Johnson community hospital.

For disabled access information about the rehabilitation department at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, please see our DisabledGo accessibility guide.

Grantham Hospital physiotherapy team

We have team of 27 clinicians which includes qualified physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants. We also have friendly clerical team which includes three admin staff members.

Our physiotherapists provide a full range of inpatient and outpatient services for children and adults. They work closely with patients, carers and other healthcare professionals such as occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, social workers, nurses and doctors.

Inpatients

We cover inpatient wards within the hospital and have specialist teams that cover:

  • Orthopaedics (includes trauma and elective orthopaedic wards and day case unit)
  • Stroke
  • Acute care (includes surgery, HDU EAU and ambulatory care)
  • Medical (includes elderly care wards and general medical wards)

A weekend service is  provided, however there is no on call service.

Outpatients

We provide a number of specialised outpatient physiotherapy services which includes:

  • Musculoskeletal (referrals from G.P’s and consultants. We are an AQP provider)
  • Orthopaedics
  • Sports  injuries
  • Neurology
  • Pelvic, obstetric and gynaecological
  • Respiratory
  • Amputees
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Neuro outreach (seen in the community)
  • Rheumatology

The Department is open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.

For disabled access information about the Grantham hydrotherapy department, please see our DisabledGo accessibility guide.

County Hospital Louth Physiotherapy Team 

We have an established small and friendly team of nine clinicians based at Louth and Skegness hospital. This includes qualified physiotherapists, senior physiotherapy assistants and supported by our admin team of two.

Referrals are accepted from multiple sources including GPs, orthopaedic consultant’s, A&E, falls clinic, fracture clinic and rheumatology.

Referrals can be made to physiotherapy department at either:

Outpatients:

Outpatient services are provided at County Hospital Louth, Skegness hospital and a satellite service within Marisco Medical Practice, a Mablethorpe GP Practice.

Comprehensive assessment and individualised treatment for the following specialties:

  • Musculoskeletal
  • Orthopaedic
  • Neurology
  • Pelvic, obstetric and gynaecological
  • Paediatrics (over 7 years of age)
  • Respiratory- chest clearance and advice (excluding COPD patients)
  • Amputees
  • Rheumatology
  • Neuro outreach (seen in the community)

Louth

County Hospital Louth, High Holme Road, Louth, LN11 0EU

Tel: 01507 631234

Skegness hospital

Skegness hospital, Dorothy Avenue, Skegness, PE25 2BS

Tel: 01754 613516

Inpatients

Physiotherapists at Louth hospital work within the specialist multidisciplinary team for Fotherby orthopaedic ward. Patients seen will be undergoing elective joint replacement or arthroscopic surgery.

Services are provided to patients prior to and during their hospital stay and are followed up with outpatient appointments if required.

The physiotherapy team work closely with pre-admission and ward based nurses, occupational therapists and doctors to deliver advanced recovery programmes – aiming to support a minimal length of stay on the ward .

The department is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 4.30pm.

 

The service

The team covers both inpatient and outpatient activities in all specialities. Physiotherapy provides support for the multi-disciplinary team in the rehabilitation of patients with acute medical conditions, following trauma and elective procedures alongside providing intensive care support for patients in acute phases of serious illness.

There are aquatic therapy pools at Grantham and District Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital, Boston offering mainly outpatient services with inpatient sessions as required. Both pools have individual and group sessions as well as self help sessions for those patients who have completed their formal sessions – there is a small charge for these sessions.

The service is currently provided on Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm with access to 24 hour emergency on call physiotherapy for inpatients at Lincoln County Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital, Boston requiring intensive support. There is also a weekend orthopaedic service.

Staffing

The service is provided by 140 staff in total, including registered physiotherapists, support workers and admin and clerical staff.

Waiting times

The waiting times for physiotherapy outpatient appointments from referral to initial assessment vary from site to site. Current information is available by contacting the specific department.

Inpatient services

Physiotherapy services provide assessment and treatment for patients across a range of specialities including intensive care, surgery, trauma and orthopaedics, amputee rehabilitation, respiratory and medicine, cardiac support, stroke rehabilitation, neurological, elderly care and pulmonary rehabilitation, accident and emergency, women’s health including obstetrics and gynaecology, rheumatology and paediatric inpatient support.

Outpatient services

Specialist assessment and treatment for musculo-skeletal conditions, women’s health, neurological and stroke rehabilitation, respiratory, cardiac and amputee rehabilitation, and post orthopaedic surgery.

Patient survey results

Inpatient
Patient Satisfaction Survey Results September 2015

Outpatient
Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM) Results January 2016

Contacts

For further information please contact:

Rachel Clifton, Trust Lead Physiotherapist
(01476) 464253
Rachel.clifton2@ulh.nhs.uk

Twitter: @ULHT_Physio

Site-based contact details:

Lincoln

Site lead physiotherapist: Sean East.

Phone: 01522 573945

Email: sean.east@ulh.nhs.uk

Pilgrim 

Site lead physiotherapist: Yogini Raval

Phone: 01205 445457

Email: Yogini.Raval@ULH.nhs.uk 

Grantham 

Site lead physiotherapist: Rosalie Keane

Phone: 01476 464253

Email: Rosalie.Keane@ulh.nhs.uk

Louth 

Site lead physiotherapist: Catherine Rees

Phone: 01507 631250

Email: Catherine.Rees@ulh.nhs.uk

To change appointments for outpatient physiotherapy please phone the number given on your appointment card.