Orthotics are medical and surgical devices to aid rehabilitation - e.g.:
- Orthopaedic footwear
- Ankle, knee, hip, and spinal braces, etc
Patients are referred by a consultant (we do not accept GP referrals).
If you have not attended the department within the past year, you will be discharged and a GP letter will be required to confirm your condition has not changed.
Following any surgery or changes to your condition, a further review by a consultant will be required.
At Great Western Hospital
Orthotics: 9.00am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm (by appointment only).
Tuesday and Thursday
Device collection and drop-off service: 9.00am-12.30pm.
Drop-in session, no appointment necessary.
Collection and drop-off only, no clinical advice available.
We would recommend that you ring on the day to confirm there is a member of the team to see you.
Orthotics: 9am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm (by appointment only).
At Salt Way Centre
Second and fourth Wednesday of each month
- 8.30am-9.30pm (emergency appointments only)
- 9.30am-12.30pm and 1.00pm-4.30pm (children only, by appointment)
The main Orthotic clinics take place at the Great Western Hospital - Othopaedic Outpatients, ground floor
A satellite paediatric clinic is also held at:
Paediatric Therapy Dept
Salt Way Centre
The team is made up of experienced staff and a British Association of Prothetists and Orthotists (BAPO) registered Orthotist.
They work as part of a wider team across the hospital and health care community, working closely with:
- Other health care professionals
Great Western Hospital
Tel: 01793 605089
Salt Way Centre
Tel: 01793 464246