The Amputee Rehabilitation Service provides artificial limbs to patients who have lost a limb.
The team provide a full specialist rehabilitation programme for patients that have undergone amputation surgery, or have suffered congenital limb loss and require an artificial limb. The service is provided for patients mainly living in Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, Southern Staffordshire, South East Staffordshire and Shropshire.
The team consists of a doctor, prosthetist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, rehabilitation support worker and patient counsellor.
The service is based within the Specialised Mobility Centre at the Haywood Hospital (Burslem) and the team also run satellite clinics at the Queens Hospital in Burton-on-Trent; Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust based in William Farr House, Shrewbsury; and County Hospital in Stafford.
The Amputee Rehabilitation Service accepts referrals from consultants, district nurses, therapy staff and GPs.