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Occupational Therapy - The Work We Do

Occupational Therapists (OTs) work within multidisciplinary teams providing  specialist assessment and rehabilitation of function. All patients receive individual assessments and treatment plans are tailored to meet their identified clinical needs. In addition to the range of in-patient services offered, a number of specialist out-patient services are provided to patients from the local catchment area or who are attending the hospital's regional or national services.

Specific interventions provided include:

  • Assessment of motor, sensory, cognitive and perceptual performance, focusing on the  impact that impairments in these areas can have on an individual's ability to undertake daily activities and occupations.

  • Treatment of motor, sensory, cognitive and perceptual impairments to facilitate optimal functional independence and discharge to home / to the community.

  • Specialist equipment prescription and home adaptations to facilitate  a supported return home.

  • Liaison with and referral to community services where further rehabilitation and / or home adaptation are deemed necessary.

  • Provision of specialist out-patient interventions including assessment and treatment of patients experiencing neurological, orthopaedic / plastics and oncology conditions.

  • Education on long-term condition management and temporary disability management to optimise independence in daily activities / work and quality of life.