Therapies at Queen Elizabeth Hospital


Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession concerned with human function and movement and maximising potential.  Physiotherapy uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status. It is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery. The exercise of clinical judgement and informed interpretation is at its core.

Inpatient Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is provided both in an inpatient setting to maximise your return to function and respiratory health, and in an outpatient setting.  We provide inpatient physiotherapy in orthopaedics, respiratory medicine, the intensive care unit, medical wards, surgical wards and other areas.

Outpatient Physiotherapy

Our outpatient adult musculoskeletal physiotherapy services are provided at assorted GP practices in the Greenwich Borough.

T: 020 8836 6060

Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy department covers all of the adult inpatient wards at Queen Elizabeth hospital with specialities including:

  • Acute Medicine
  • Orthopaedics
  • Care of Older Adults
  • Neurology
  • Emergency department and AAU.


Emma Tilley, Head of Adult Occupational Therapy



Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Tim Hall, Lead Occupational Therapist

T: 020 8836 6000 Ext. 65002



University Hospital Lewisham 

Yogesh Chahal, Lead Occupational Therapist

T: 020 8333 3000, Ext. 43125




There is a very high demand for physiotherapy services in the outpatient setting. The service offers appointments according to clinical needs and prioritises referrals into urgent and routine.

How can you get a referral?

Patients can be referred to our out-patient departments by Consultants or by GP's and other health professionals such as specialist nurses and Occupational Therapists.  If you feel that you require physiotherapy, the best route is to discuss this with your GP.

If you are an inpatient then the physiotherapist seeing you on the ward may refer you for further treatment following your discharge if this is appropriate.