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Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation

Location and Contact details

Luton & Dunstable Hospital
Lewsey Road

Telephone: 0845 127 0 127

Email: n/a


Type of organisation

  • NHS Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Trauma Unit
  • Acute Hospital
  • In patient

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Feb 28, 2012

Further Details

The Emergency Department is part of the Medicine Division at the L&D.

Emergency Medicine is the specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses or injuries which require immediate or urgent medical attention. It is also a key specialty involved in the planning and preparation for dealing with various emergency medical conditions as well as major incidents and public health alerts.

The Emergency Department at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital provides a comprehensive accident and emergency service for the South Bedfordshire District which has a population of approximately 350,000.

Orthopaedics and Trauma is part of the Surgery Division at the L&D.

The restoration and development of the skeletal system, joints and muscles and this has been one of the key specialty areas at the L&D since its foundation in 1939.

Today we provide a comprehensive range of musculoskeletal healthcare, from orthopaedic medicine to complex surgery, delivered by some of the UK's top orthopaedic specialist consultants.

The L&D Inpatient Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy Service comprises of 38 physiotherapists, twelve occupational therapists and twenty six assistants/technical instructor support staff covering all major ward areas and community paediatric physiotherapy. Each team is led by a specialist physiotherapist and/or occupational therapist.

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Acute Medical Care no no no yes
Advice no no no yes
Nursing no no no yes
Occupational Therapy no no no yes
Physiotherapy no no no yes
Speech & Language Therapy no no no yes
National = country wide, Regional = offering a service within 150 miles, Local = offering a service within 50 miles

This service adheres to the following Regulatory Frameworks / is affiliated to the following bodies:

Referrals can be made by

GP yes
Consultant yes
Healthcare Professional no
Self/Advocate/Family no
Other professional eg Social Care/Case Manager no

How are services paid for?

yes Publicly funded - free at point of access
Regularly Sometimes Never
NHS yesnono
Social Care Services ???
Jointly funded by NHS & Social Care Services ???

Typical duration that a service is offered

No Data

This Service was mapped by Eastern Region ABI. See HERE for more information

Services available are defined by the following EHIG Rehabilitation Codes

For an explanation of the codings please click here


[Code 20]
Patient description
Medically unstable – requires general but not neurosurgical critical care.

Major Trauma Centre/ Trauma Unit/Acute Hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Identifying and addressing early rehab goals before medically stable and transfer of care to rehab team


[Code 40]
Patient description
Needs in-patient care due to physical dependency, or the need for specialist therapy equipment, a safe environment, supervision, or intensity of therapy, in a unit with the expertise and experience in rehabilitation of a condition (Level 1)which cannot be provided in a local specialist centre or in the community (Level 2) which cannot be provided in the community.

Level 1: Regional specialized centre Level 2: Local specialist centre, Acute or community hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Needs inpatient care due to physical dependency, or need for specialist therapy equipment, safe environment, supervision or intensity of therapy which cannot be provided in community

This service is defined by the NMDS (National Minimum Data Set) codes as:

For an explanation of the NMDS, please click here

Level 3B (local non-specialist rehabilitation services): Treat patients with Category D needs and can be led by non-medical staff

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