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Physiotherapy Department

Hospital Location: 
Sligo University Hospital
071 9174567

Physiotherapy is a health care profession that provides treatment to individuals to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and function throughout life. This includes providing treatment in circumstances where movement and function are compromised by injury, disease, ageing or environmental factors.

The Physiotherapy Department in Sligo General Hospital aims to establish the highest quality service, which is sensitive to the needs of the individual, the hospital and the community. We aim to enable patients to achieve the highest quality of life that their condition allows, by encouraging and educating their own participation in their care management.

The Department enjoys being part of an integrated multidisciplinary team throughout both the hospital and local primary care health service areas. 

Following referral to the service, physiotherapists will assess the client history and, through physical examination, arrive at a diagnosis and establish a care management plan.

About Us

Physiotherapy Department

The Physiotherapy Department is located on level 3 of the hospital building and can be accessed from the front entrance door by walking towards the outpatient area and through a door on your left on the connecting corridor immediately opposite an exit fire door entrance.

Hours of Opening:

The Physiotherapy Department is open from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. There is an out of hours emergency service available for inpatients from 5.00pm to 8.30 am.

Physiotherapy Contact Number:

There is a direct phone line to the department: 071-9174567.

The physiotherapy team provides a service to all areas in the hospital:

Acute assessment unit

Back pain triage

Cardiac rehab


Care of the elderly

Day services

ED soft tissue


General medicine

General surgery

Hospice care 


Lymphoedema service

MS therapy centre

Musculoskeletal Outpatients


Neo natal intensive care





Pain management

Pre admission service

Pulmonary rehab

Respiratory service


Women’s health

24 hour emergency on call service

For further information please visit the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy website at