The Limb Fitting Centre is a regional centre providing specialist knowledge and prosthetic services to lower limb amputee patients in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.
The dedicated staff of the L&D’s Limb Fitting team provide the highest quality prostheses and offer ongoing support and an on-site maintenance service.
The multidisciplinary team includes a Specialist Consultant in Amputee Rehabilitation, Clinical Psychologist Prosthetists, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Rehabilitation Engineer – all complemented by a team of highly skilled Technicians.
In addition to being the specialist unit, the centre provides physiotherapy sessions and practical occupational therapy and advice to local amputee patients.
Orthotics is a specialist medical service in which braces/supports are designed and fitted to an individual to provide one or more of the following:
Orthotic clinics are held within the Limb Fitting Centre and three satellite clinics in the Luton and Dunstable area.
The service also provides fitting of Breast Prosthesis and acrylic wigs.
Referral to the service is usually through the surgical team following amputation. However, later referrals can be made by your GP or healthcare professional.
Referral to the Orthotics team is through your GP.
Click here for Orthotic referral form for compression hosiery.
Lower Limb Amputee Clinics:
Monday to Friday: 09.00-13.00
(Afternoon appointments on request)
General Prosthetic enquiries and appointments: 01582 497122
Monday to Friday: 8.00-16.00 (18.00 on Tuesday)
General Orthotic enquiries and appointments: 01582 497198
All phone lines have an answerphone and messages will be responded to within 48 hours
To families of all our patients, we wanted to give a reminder that sadly, at both Bedford and the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, we are still unable to allow any visitors on site, unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example in maternity or children’s departments, or for those patients who are receiving palliative treatment at the end of their lives, on a case-by-case basis.
At Bedford changes are being made to support services and we would now ask that, from Saturday 6 June 2020, you contact the wards using the direct lines found here.
For the Luton & Dunstable, we are offering a dedicated Next of Kin helpline for family members who want to check up on their loved ones – please nominate one family member to call 01582 718884 between 8am and 6pm.