Acute Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists play a critical role in helping people of all ages to overcome the
effects of disability caused by illness, ageing or accident so that they can carry out everyday tasks or occupations.

Occupational Therapists are skilled professionals who find solutions to everyday problems, for example; advising you on approaching a task differently, using equipment or assistive technology, adapting your living or working environment, and finding strategies to reach your chosen goals.

The following are just some of the departments our Occupational Therapists work in:

  • Cardiac Services (including input into the outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme)
  • Stroke Unit
  • Accident and Emergency (A&E/ED)
  • Acute Medical Unit (AMU)
  • Short Stay Ward
  • Medical wards: (Care Of Elderly, Respiratory, Diabetes and General Medicine)
  • Orthopaedic Services (Trauma/ Elective wards and Pre-operative assessments)
  • Surgical wards
  • Clifton Hospital, Outpatients/Rheumatology Services
  • Rehabilitation.

Occupational Therapists (OT) aim to optimise functional potential in Activities of Daily Living (ADL), to manage conditions and develop coping strategies. They will work with patients to jointly agree a treatment plan to assist a return to everyday life as independently as possible. OT treatment plans may include some of the following:

  • Information gathering (i.e home circumstances/social support/previous abilities)
  • Transfer assessments (ability to get on/off furniture)
  • Personal care assessments (washing and dressing)
  • Kitchen assessments
  • Cognitive assessments (memory, planning, sequencing and orientation)
  • Environmental assessments
  • Home assessments
  • Wheelchair assessments
  • Equipment provision
  • Energy Conservation
  • Anxiety management
  • Emotional/psychological support
  • Group work.

Contact Information

Tel: 01253 955172

More information

Occupational Therapy site