Where is it held?
The Amputee Group is held in the Physiotherapy Gym in the
Physiotherapy Outpatient Department on the ground floor at the
north end of the hospital.
When is it held?
Mondays and Thursdays 10am-12noon.
Who can go?
We accept referrals for anyone who has had a lower limb amputation
regardless of age or ability. Once you are well enough to attend
the group, the ward will arrange a porter to bring you down in a
wheelchair to the Physiotherapy Gym.
What happens in the class?
The group is run by two Physiotherapists who will work with you on
your strength, balance and transfers. If appropriate, you will be
given regular opportunity to walk with a temporary artificial limb
in preparation for you to receive your own prosthesis. Once you
have received your own prosthesis we will continue to help you to
achieve your goals.
When will I receive my own prosthesis?
The Physiotherapists in the group will work with you to help you
to prepare you for walking. If and once the Physiotherapist feels
you are ready they will refer you to Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS
Trust, where you will be assessed for your suitability for your own
What happens when I am discharged home?
Once you have been discharged from the ward you can continue to
attend the group. We will arrange hospital transport to collect and
bring you to the hospital.
Great Western Hospital general enquiries
Swindon Limbless Association