Patients treated in the Emergency Department will often have injuries where their joints and muscles are too swollen and painful to diagnose accurately.
The Emergency Department Physiotherapy Service therefore provides a clinic which aims to see patients 10-14 days later, when their symptoms have reduced and musculoskeletal experts can conduct a more thorough assessment.
The department provides specialist assessment, advice, reassurance and appropriate exercises as needed for patients with joint and muscle injuries, including soft tissue injuries and/or simple fractures to:
- The spine
The physiotherapist can refer patients to orthopaedic clinics, request an x-ray and refer a patient for further physiotherapy - either at the Great Western Hospital or to one of other centres (e.g. Chippenham Community Hospital) as appropriate.
Great Western Hospital - Emergency Department, Ground Floor (please see Floor plan)
Tel: 01793 603046