Occupational therapy

Occupational Therapists provide support to patients whose health prevents them from doing the activities that matter to them. (This may be due to existing conditions or an unplanned admission to hospital). An OT can identify strengths and difficulties that you may have in everyday life such as dressing and getting about your home safely.

They will help you work out practical solutions, discuss new equipment and identify goals to maintain or improve your independence. OTs will show you different techniques, and give advice on changing your home environment if required.

  • Stroke/ neurology
  • Hand Therapy
  • Orthopaedics including fracture bracing and splinting
  • HoST – Home Support Team
  • IDT – Integrated discharge team working in A&E and EAU
  • Oncology, palliative care and end of life
  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Elderly care
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Sleep and Non-invasive ventilation

01483 571122 ext 4766

The Occupational Therapy dept is located next to physiotherapy on level B.

  • Chief of Service – Kate Potter
  • Head Occupational Therapist – Vicki Leatherby & Suzanne Ward

OT Team Leads

  • Joella Read – Stroke and Neurology
  • Christa Urquhart –  Hand Therapy
  • Keri Wilson – Orthopaedics
  • Isla Pavey – HoST
  • Steve Law – IDT
  • Janet Drury – Medicine, Surgery, Oncology and Palliative care
  • Susan Hayes – Elderly Care
  • Louise Berger – Sleep and Respiratory

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