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Dorset Prosthetics Centre - Royal Bournemouth And Christchurch NHS Trust

We supply the provision of orthotic devices to support joints, alleviate pain, protect, prevent spasticity, or to obtain optimum positioning to allow increased function. Prosthetic limbs help promote independence, mobility, and function and facilitate inclusion in activities of daily living, leisure and work activities. We also provide provision of environmental controls to allow children with extremely limited function to control their Home environment using new technology. The team consists of a Consultant, Nurse, Prosthetists (who make the limbs supported by skilled Prosthetic Technicians) Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and a Counsellor. The team is supported by experienced administration staff. We offer prosthetics to patients in Dorset, West Hampshire and South Wiltshire, also anyone under care of NHS England Orthotics in East Dorset and West Hampshire and environmental controls to service users from Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Referral is via GP only.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Castle Lane East
01202 704433
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Area coverage
Pan Dorset
All Year Round
This Service is Free
Other Costs:
Our service is free but there is a health service charge to patients over the age of 16 for certain items e.g. corsets, compression hosiery, and wigs, unless on certain benefits. Private patients are not seen.
Referral Criteria:
Via GP or other health professional
Referral Procedure:
NHS professionals only via the patients GP. The Prosthetics Service accepts referrals for children and young people with any level or degree of limb loss or absence living in Dorset and aged minus 6 months to 25 years and onwards. The Orthotics Service accepts referrals for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years living in East Dorset. Children under the age of 5 should normally be seen by developmental or paediatric physiotherapist first who will onward refer if necessary. The child will have a clinical need to support a limb or to protect part of the body with an external appliance or where the device will be used to encourage normal functioning. The Environmental Control Service: Referrals are accepted for children with significant disability of any age living in Dorset. It is anticipated that this type of equipment will not be appropriate for children under the age of 7. Contact us for further eligibility information.
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Contact Rosemary Mead on 01202 704363 or email for further information and guidance on the support we provide.

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