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Physiotherapy Department

Hospital Location: 
Mayo University Hospital
Floor Level: 
0 Ground Floor
094 9042483

The Physiotherapy Department is committed to achieving excellence in patient centred physiotherapy through promoting health, knowledge and independence, with empowered staff in an atmosphere of genuine care, interest and respect.

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 team is led by Fiona McGrath, Physiotherapist Manager and includes physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants and a clerical officer.

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

Physiotherapy is provided in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. The department is divided into individual areas of specialty, with each area led by a senior physiotherapist or clinical specialist including:

  • Musculoskeletal
  • Orthopaedics
  • Care of Older Person
  • Stroke and acute inpatient rehabilitation
  • Respiratory Care
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Paediatrics
  • Women’s Health

The Physiotherapy department is part of the integrated multidisciplinary team throughout the hospital and with local primary health care services.


The Physiotherapy Department is located on the ground floor of the hospital. From the main foyer follow the blue line. The department is on the left hand side opposite Area 6.

Hours of Opening

The department is open for appointments and enquiries from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday – Friday.

An answering machine service operates when the desk is not covered and out of hours. When leaving a message, please clearly state your name, the name of your physiotherapist and the time and date of your appointment.

There is an on call and emergency service available for inpatients from 4:30pm – 8:30am


There is a direct phone line to the department: 094 9042483.

Non Attendance/Cancellation Policy:
If you need to change/cancel your appointment, we require at least 24 hours advanced notice. If this is not done then you are deemed as having failed to attend (DNA).

If you fail to attend your initial appointment, you will be automatically discharged from the service and a new referral will be required if assessment and treatment is necessary.

If a patient fails to make contact with the department within 4 weeks after cancelling or DNA an appointment, the patient will be automatically discharged from the service and a new referral will be required if further assessment & treatment is necessary.