Inpatient Therapy - Haslemere

Haslemere Hospital has two inpatient wards; Elizabeth and Godwin. We provide inpatient assessment and treatment, within a community setting.

The inpatient therapy service, at Haslemere Hospital, consists of physiotherapists and occupational therapists, rehabilitation and therapy assistants. 

We provide physiotherapy and occupational therapy assessment and treatment for the people who are inpatients at Haslemere Community Hospital. 

Service details

We predominantly provide inpatient care for older adults who have been admitted to the Royal Surrey County Hospital, and meet the criteria to receive their inpatient care at Haslemere Community Hospital. 

Many of our inpatients are impacted by increasing frailty and require physiotherapy and occupational therapy to help them recover and rehabilitate.

Some of our inpatients have sustained a broken bone (fracture), as a result of a fall or an accident. This may have required them to have orthopaedic surgery at Royal Surrey County Hospital, followed by an inpatient stay at Haslemere Community Hospital.

We will work with you to help you to achieve your personal goals. These may be in relation to moving around your home, your ability to walk and to carry out activities of daily living and personal care.

We will work with you to help you set realistic short and longer term goals, with an emphasis on self-management of your condition.

We recognise that research shows the importance for patients to be discharged in a timely manner, ensuring that once you are medically appropriate for discharge, you do not remain in hospital longer than is necessary.

Planning for your discharge from hospital begins when you are admitted to hospital. The average length of stay at Haslemere Hospital, is 14-21 days, but many patients go home within a week of arrival.


We will liaise with other services about any help you may need when you go home and may make onward referrals, for example if you need physiotherapy or occupational therapy after you are discharged from hospital.

Who is eligible for the service?

Adults who are inpatients at Haslemere Community Hospital.

How to access the service?

Usually, people are transferred to the Haslemere inpatient wards following an admission to Royal Surrey County Hospital.

What should I expect during my inpatient stay?

At your first appointment, with a physiotherapist or occupational therapist, an initial assessment will be completed. This will involve asking you questions, as well as a physical and functional assessment.

During your inpatient stay, the therapists will ask you about your home set up and environment and how you were getting around your environment before your admission to hospital.

They will talk to you about your ability to carry out your day to day activities, whether you need any help at home and discuss with you what your therapy needs are.

They will assess your muscle strength, flexibility and current level of function, for example how much help you need to walk or to carry out personal activities of daily living.

They will help you to identify realistic and achievable goals for therapy and put a plan into place with you to support you to achieve these. 

This may include an exercise programme and help to practise getting out of bed, onto a chair and walking.

They may need to arrange to visit your home to see if there is anything that may help to make your home safer for you when you are discharged. For example, this may involve taking some measurements, if you require any equipment when you leave hospital, such as a transfer aid or a grab rail.

Contact us

Address: Haslemere Hospital Inpatients, Church Lane, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 2BJ

Main reception: 01483 956500

Godwin ward ext. 5561

Elizabeth ward  ext. 5517 

Physiotherapy inpatients ext. 5565/5540

Occupational therapy inpatients ext. 5508