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Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?
Through illness, disability or ageing, people may be prevented from doing the things they want or need to do - such as getting dressed, having a shower, getting out to the shops or going to work. An Occupational Therapist can:

It is an Occupational Therapists aim to promote your independence and/or the safety of those supporting you within the community, so if we are needed to support your safe discharge we will work closely with you, your relative or carers.

A referral to our service is made by either the nursing staff, other professional staff or picked up by the Occupational Therapist whilst visiting the ward.

The areas of a persons life that an Occupational Therapist mainly addresses whilst in hospital are:

  1. Skills required to do personal activities of daily living, i.e. washing and dress
  2. Skills required to do domestic activities of daily living, i.e. shopping and cooking
  3. Cognitive, perceptual and sensory skills to perform these activities, i.e. concentration, memory and hand-eye-coordination
  4. Mobility needs within the home and the community
  5. Home environment, i.e. access into and around the property and heights of furniture

What can they do for me whilst in hospital?

Support you in terms of ensuring that your discharge from hospital is safe and timely. They will do this by:

How can we help one another to facilitate your timely discharge from hospital?

Here you can find the Occupational Therapies Organisational Structure.