The Plastics Therapy team are highly skilled therapists, both physiotherapists and occupational therapists, based at the Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. The Plastic Surgery wards are located in the Jubilee Building (located just past A&E opposite the multistory car park) and Plastic Surgery Outpatients is located in the Modular Building (front entrance is accessed from Castle Street).
We offer hand therapy for both elective and traumatic hand injuries, as well as therapy input and advice following other types of plastic surgery (such as breast reconstruction). We are part of a specialized regional service which means we provide treatment only for patients seen in the Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit. This means that you cannot self-refer to see a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist at Plastics Therapy. However, if you have had surgery or have seen a consultant at the Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit, and you need our help, we are here for you. We have Physiotherapist-Led Hand Clinics, Occupational Therapy appointments, face-to-face outpatient appointments, virtual appointments, telephone consultations, and we can also refer you for on-going hand therapy or physiotherapy input at various sites around Scotland if that is more convenient for you after an initial follow-up with us. We also have direct access to our expert team of Plastic Surgeons should a problem arise.
Our address is:
Burns and Plastic Surgery Outpatients Unit
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
84 Castle Street
Glasgow G4 0SF
Telephone: 0141 201 3175 (Monday to Friday 8.15 am to 4 pm)
Appointments: 0141 201 3982 Please use this number to confirm your appointment time. If you are unable to attend your appointment and need to change it, please speak to a therapist prior to changing the appointment time.
Near Me (also called Attend Anywhere) virtual appointment service: Please contact us via telephone or email to discuss this as an option. You will need to use Google Chrome to access the virtual clinic. You may need to install the application onto the device you are using to access the clinic. Devices you can use are your mobile phone, laptop, iPad, or your desktop computer with a webcam.
PLEASE NOTE: You must be allocated an appointment time prior to attending a video appointment.
Once Google Chrome has been installed, this is the browser you use to access the hand clinic. Enter the following link into the Google chrome browser: https://nhsattend.vc/NHSGGChandclinic
Fill in the details and then you will join a virtual waiting room. A therapist will see when you are waiting in the virtual waiting room. If you are waiting longer than 20 minutes, please contact us on 0141 201 3175.