The Acute Physiotherapy Team provides treatment for patients who have been admitted to acute medical wards at the Great Western Hospital.

Our purpose is to:

  • Provide a high quality physiotherapy service for inpatients and some outpatients based on government guidelines and standards
  • Help and support patients in promoting their independence and their return to previous physical, psychological and social function
  • Work to ensure patients are discharged from hospital, or transferred to other community-based services in a safe and timely way
  • Provide specialist support for women's health, respiratory and neurological conditions and for patients who need ongoing support on their discharge from hospital

We cover a range of wards and specialities including:

  • Medical
  • Surgical
  • Critical care (including intensive care)
  • Paediatrics
  • Elderly care
  • Neurology

Our role is to:

  • Provide some early physiotherapy for patients
  • Provide critical and preventative chest physiotherapy for patients with certain respiratory problems
  • Assess patients' potential for rehabilitation, set goals and make or assist in the referral process for rehabilitation


Great Western Hospital - ground floor (please see Floor plan).

Opening times

Day Times
Monday-Friday 8.30am-4.30pm
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays Closed*


Tel: 01793 605126

*For the weekend/night service:
Tel: 01793 604020

Acute Stroke

The acute stroke physiotherapists are based on Falcon Ward (Acute Stroke Unit).