Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
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Musculoskeletal in-patients service

The in-patient orthopaedic and rheumatology physiotherapy services provide input to elective (planned) surgical admissions and trauma patients within the Royal Free Hospital. We also treat orthopaedic patients on the day surgery unit and rheumatology patients on the wards.

We have close links with the multidisciplinary team, the out-patient musculoskeletal team and external agencies in the community who provide rehabilitation once the patient has been discharged from the acute setting.

There is a system of “blanket” referral for in-patients, this means that the patients on each ward are considered on a daily basis, and their need for physiotherapy is assessed.


The therapists are located on various wards at the Royal Free Hospital.

Service hours

Monday - Friday 8.30am to 5pm.

Hayley Grant
Tel: 020 7794 0500 ext 35284
Bleep: 71 1963

page last reviewed: 07 July 2011