Reduced services due to Covid-19
Together with the rest of the NHS, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is preparing for the unprecedented demands of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. During this time, your care may change a little, for example it may be delivered in a different way, or may have to be postponed for a while. We will try to explain why we have to take these steps below.
As a result of the outbreak, we are prioritising the care we normally provide, and some services will be restricted or closed. We will be writing to patients who are affected. If you were expecting to attend one of our clinics in the next few days and have not received a letter, please phone the number provided on your original appointment letter to confirm whether you should still attend.
To see whether one of our services is affected please click here: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/service-update/
Our therapists help to rehabilitate patients with a variety of different conditions, for example –
- Conditions relating to older age
- Palliative care
- Respiratory conditions
- Heart failure and
Our therapy team will either visit you at home or will see you at an outpatient clinic. Treatment may include:
- provision of exercise programmes
- prescription of equipment to aid daily living tasks
- teaching techniques to improve function and independence
- advice regarding self management.
There are specialist community therapy services that work with patients who have a diagnosis of stroke or neurological condition and a specialist Falls Prevention Service.
This service is for adults registered with a GP in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland who require rehabilitation to support return of their function and wellbeing.
To access our community therapy services you should speak to your GP or any other health or social care professional involved in your care, for example your nurse or social worker. Once a referral is received it will be reviewed by a clinician and allocated to the most appropriate therapy team. At this point you will receive a letter advising you which team will treat you.
Who to contact if you need an interpreter or information about disabled access
Please contact the service when you receive your letter to advise us that you need an interpreter.