Welcome to the Orthotics Department
The Orthotic service at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is one of approximately 20% of Trusts in the UK that provide an in-house service.
Our department can be found at Junction 3, Level C of Rotherham Hospital - near physiotherapy and occupational therapy. The service's outpatient clinics are held here.
What do we do?
The Orthotic service provides a comprehensive assessment and treatment pathway for those referred to us by consultants and GPs; both as inpatients and outpatients.
We see and treat patients from all clinical areas including:
The service provides a wide range of orthotic hardware including footwear, functional foot orthoses, insoles, ankle foot orthoses, KAFOs (full length callipers), spinal, head & neck, abdominal supports and hosiery etc.
The Orthotic Department also facilitates the supply of NHS wigs to those who require them; patients are seen either in the hospital at the orthotic department or at NHS approved suppliers by a professional hairdresser trained in Wig provision.
At the Orthotics Department we can assess for and provide one of several devices that are subject to a NHS prescription charge. These include compression hosiery, fabric supports and wigs.
If you are attending the department to be assessed for a device which carries a prescription charge this should be indicated on your initial appointment letter.
Current prescription charges can be found on the government's website and payment can be taken in cash, cheque (made payable to R.F.T NHS Trust) or via card.
As a department we appreciate all feedback given as this helps us improve our service. We also enjoy hearing about your positive experiences and thanks are always passed on to staff.
We have a feedback box in our waiting room or feedback can be given directly to staff.
Alternatively feedback can be given to the Patient Experience Team on 01709 424461 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The service receives referrals from all clinical specialties within the Acute Trust and has operated a successful direct GP direct access protocol for the past 20-years. The department also provides services to RDASH for adult Mental Health services.
Trust Consultants - can refer directly to orthotics for both inpatients and outpatients using the Orthotic Referral Form.
GP’s - General Practitioners can refer directly to orthotics via choose & book, or via direct letter or fax to the department. Patients may also be seen in Orthotics if they are referred via the MSK pathway.