Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by illness or disability. At the core is the patient involvement in their own care, through education awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment. It also takes a “whole person” or holistic approach to health and well-being which includes the patient’s general lifestyle.
Patients who are admitted for rehabilitation require intensive physiotherapy so that they can regain their mobility and return home.
Physiotherapy is delivered to patients in a setting suitable to the patients’ needs and ability. The hospital has dedicated rehabilitation gyms, in the physiotherapy department, near wards and in the Day Hospital.
For further information, contact Barbara Sheerin, Physiotherapy Manager on 01 4066 793 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nutrition & Dietetics
The Nutrition & Dietetics Department works closely with patients and their relatives to promote the importance of eating well and remaining hydrated. Patient training can be tailored to meet the needs of specific patient groups, e.g., patients with MS.
The Nutrition & Dietetics Department provides ongoing nutrition education to staff on the various therapeutic diets that are available for patients and residents in the hospital. The department also works closely with external agencies such as the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI) in developing special diet sheets for patients with particular dietary requirements.
For further information, contact Zoe McDonald, Senior Dietitian, at 01 4066 694.
The Royal Hospital Donnybrook – A Teaching Hospital
The Physiotherapy Department is a teaching site for Trinity College Dublin offering physiotherapy student placements at the hospital.
Nutrition & Dietetic students from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin Street and Trinity College Dublin are also facilitated at the hospital.