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Our outpatient services

These services are based in the Woodgrange Centre, a beautiful listed building with a warm, friendly and calming atmosphere.

The building has many of its original features but has been adapted into a modern and accessible centre with spacious, comfortable communal areas, private quiet spaces and therapy rooms for consultations and treatments.

Our staff will work with you to develop a plan that includes the things that are important to you.

The centre’s experienced staff includes registered nurses, doctors, experienced health care assistants, social workers, family support workers, physiotherapists and complementary therapists, supported by a team of dedicated volunteers.

They’ll make you feel welcome, and work with you to develop a partnership plan that is specific to your needs and includes the things that are important to you.

  • If you’re referred to the Woodgrange Centre, you and your carer can come to an introduction day to meet the team. You can discuss any concerns you might have and talk about treatments or activities that will best improve your health, wellbeing, independence and confidence.
  • Your visits to the centre are totally flexible. You can make brief outpatient visits for medical appointments, complementary therapy or emotional support, or come for a whole day of consultations, advice and family support.
  • Many people enjoy socialising at the Woodgrange Centre. You can meet and share experiences with people in a similar situation, and enjoy activities like art classes and other hobbies, plus events for special occasions.

Ours services are designed to meet your needs, improving your confidence and making you feel happier. If you need to, you can benefit from emotional support, our team includes staff and trained volunteers who can offer confidential counselling.

Physiotherapy

If you need to, you can see a physiotherapist who will assess you and give you an exercise programme to ease your symptoms. This can help you to maintain your mobility and fitness, and help prevent falls, strengthen muscle weakness, and ease joint pain.

We have exercise equipment for you to use too, including an exercise bike – which is great for exercising without putting too much strain on your body.

Complementary therapy

Our team of qualified complementary therapists offer many treatments to help you relax and cope better with the stress of your illness, as well as easing pain and other symptoms. These include relaxation classes, massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, acupuncture and sound therapy. They also teach basic massage to carers. We have a hairdresser too. Find out more about complementary therapy at St Lukes

Support for your loved ones

Your whole family can be affected by your illness. Our team at the Woodgrange Centre can offer you all emotional and practical support, exploring ways to cope with your new and changing situation. This can help you find a way forward together, during what can be a very upsetting time. Find out more about support for families and carers.

You can have lunch, drinks and snacks free of charge. We have menus for all dietary and cultural needs and preferences.

The centre is open from 10am to 3pm. If you need to contact the centre, someone is available from 8.30am until 4.30pm every day.

Contact us

If you think you, or a friend or family member, might benefit from coming to the Woodgrange Centre, do discuss it with your doctor, nurse or social worker. You’ll need a referral from them to use our services. They can get advice about our referral criteria by calling us on 020 8382 8000.

What our patients say

"I thought St Luke's would feel more like a hospital but it is very homely. Day Care is more like a very posh, comfortable living room than an institution. When I first arrived and the nurse talked through my programme of therapies, I was surprised by how much was on offer. I hadn't expected that things like acupuncture, aromatherapy and massage would be. It will give me a chance to talk to other patients."