Occupational therapy aims to promote health and wellbeing
through everyday activities. Members of the hospital's occupational
therapy team may see adult inpatients to help identify how an
accident, illness or disability is affecting their functional
ability in daily tasks.
Occupational therapists (sometimes referred to as OTs) will
assess a patient's functional abilities and
help them and their family to plan for how they are going
to manage on discharge from hospital.
Recommendations will be made concerning the level of
support the patient may need and we will liaise with
social services colleagues and community care teams to facilitate
safe and timely discharge.
Areas that the occupational therapy team may address
- Personal care
- Domestic tasks
- Mobility and transfers
- Assessment for equipment and adaptations to promote
- Assessment of home environment
- Advise on compensatory techniques
- Manual handling and risk assessment.
Our aim is to enable people to function at an optimum level
despite their impairment and help them return back to their usual
residence in the community as soon as medically fit.
Occupational therapy is part of the therapy services department,
which also includes physiotherapy, orthotics and speech and
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