Finding us

Core Hours: Monday – Sunday:  08.30 – 16.30

Sunderland Royal Hospital

South Tyneside District Hospital


Getting referred

You are able to access physiotherapy with a referral from the Ward Consultant, Specialist Nurse or Therapist.

Specialist services

Physiotherapy: Acute Care

The Acute Care Physiotherapy team across South Tyneside and Sunderland provides specialist assessment, advice and treatment to medical, surgical, elderly and intensive care inpatients and amputees. Patients may have had an operation, or have difficulty with breathing and/or mobility following an illness.

Some conditions we treat include asthma, bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive airways disease (COPD), pneumonia, lung cancer, dementia and delirium, falls, Parkinson's disease, stroke, neurological conditions, infections and respiratory failure. The team also work in intensive care and with post-operative patients.

The team at Sunderland Royal Hospital also provide a service to paediatrics, ENT and with post-operative amputee patients.

Physiotherapy: Neurological and Stroke Rehabilitation

We provide assessment and treatment to inpatients that have movement difficulties due to central nervous system pathology. This service is based at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Conditions include: Cerebral Palsy, Guillain Barre Syndrome, Head Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Motor Neuron Disease and Stroke.

Physiotherapy: Orthopaedics

We provide assessment and treatment to inpatients that have a range of muscle, bone and joint problems across South Tyneside and Sunderland.

Conditions include: Arthritis – OA / RA, Back and neck pain, Complex limb correction surgery, Day case surgery, Facial Palsy, Fractures, Joint Pain, Joint replacement surgery, soft tissue repair surgery, fracture fixation surgery, Post-operative treatment / Rehabilitation, Soft Tissue Injury.

Physiotherapy: Paediatrics and neonatal care

Physiotherapy: Pelvic health

We provide assessment and treatment to inpatients that have urogynaecology and colorectal problems across South Tyneside and Sunderland

Conditions include: stress urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, voiding dysfunctions, obstructed defecation and sexual dysfunction