Ann Garewal qualified with honours in Occupational Therapy from Brunel University in 1995. She specialised in Hand Therapy at UCLH in London in 1997 in the Plastics department where she treated a variety of hand trauma patients including both orthopaedic, plastic and also acquired conditions pre and post-surgery. She has over 15 years’ experience in Hand Therapy having had a career break to bring up her young family in intervening years.
Ann worked in the Congential Hand Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital for two years where she gained unrivalled experience in a wide spectrum of Congenital Hand Anomalies including radial club hand, cleft hand, hypoplastic thumbs, arthrogryposis and other conditions affecting the hand and upper limb.
Ann’s current NHS post is at the Regional Hand and Wrist Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where she is a senior clinician. She manages the treatment and rehabilitation of hand and wrist patients following trauma and elective surgery and also assesses and treats congenital hand anomalies and acquired conditions of adult and paediatric patients.
Ann is extremely experienced in treating a wide spectrum of hand and wrist conditions and is dedicated to optimising her patient’s outcome. She is passionate about her continuous professional development and staying abreast of evidence-based practise, which she incorporates as best practice for her patients.
Ann also works in a voluntary capacity with “Working Hands Charity” which was set up and led by the eminent Hand Surgeon Donald Sammut. She is part of a small team of highly experienced Hand Surgeons, theatre nurse and Hand Therapists who travel to Nepal to train local surgeons and therapists to treat leprosy patients following restorative surgery.