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Outpatient information relating to this service is still in development.

Our inpatient therapy service covers a wide range of specialities including general and specialist medicine wards, general and specialist surgery (GMS or Associate In Trainng), Critical Care, Major Trauma, Trauma and Orthopaedics (T&O), Medicine for Older People wards and Stroke services

They also provide a small number of outpatients clinics including respiratory medicine, pulmonary rehabilitation and therapy input to the falls clinics delivered in the day hospital. 

The First Response Team (FRT) delivers care into our Emergency Department and the assessment areas including Frailty and supports patients to be discharged home from these areas if a full admission to hospital is not required. 

The team primarily consists of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and support workers including assistant practitioners and generic therapy assistants. 

Speech and Language Therapy and Dietetics also work across the wide range of specialities outlined above providing an inpatient service and delivering outpatient care. The registered staff are supported by assistant practitioners, dietetic and speech and language therapists.

The therapy teams work alongside doctors, nurses, social workers, and other staff to assist patients to return to everyday life as independently as possible and to plan their discharge from hospital at the earliest opportunity.

 To support patients to continue their recovery, the therapy staff may assess patients need for a referral to be sent to community teams for patients to continue their recover on leaving the hospital back in the community.
 

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Depending on the reason for the referral referrals are made to therapies from the medical and nursing teams or social workers.  This may be via a daily face to face meeting or via an electronic referral system.

The main inpatient therapy dept is based on the 2nd floor, Rehab Building, Aintree Hospital at the rear of the hospital near Bluebell House