Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy promotes health and wellbeing through everyday activities which add to our patients’ quality of life.

Our Occupational Therapist (OT), supported by our therapy assistant, can assess for and provide equipment to support independent living.

Working with inpatients and the day patients of our Wellbeing Centre, they will facilitate a combination of face-face, telephone and online therapy sessions.

They may visit our patients’ home environment to discuss adaptations which may be necessary to accommodate new levels of mobility and function.

They are also able to advise and support in the following,

  • Assessment for and provision of walking aids
  • Assessment and referral for wheelchairs
  • Personal care
  • Domestic tasks
  • Managing stairs
  • Breathlessness, fatigue and anxiety management
  • Falls prevention

MEET THE TEAM

 

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Katy Firth : Occupational Therapist

An Occupational Therapist (OT) for 10 years, Katy joined us in 2017 from Southampton General Hospital.

She works with patients to help them with everyday activities which promote a healthier and active quality of life.

Katy is an integral therapy team member offering keen insight into the daily lives of our patients and how we can best serve them.

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Tracy Davis : Therapy Assistant

Tracy works across physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

She’s a hospice stalwart having worked here since the year 2000, initially working as a health care assistant on the Inpatient ward.

Her natural empathy, experience and warm personality leave all the patients she works with feeling immediately at ease.

News and Stories

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The £50 Challenge Awards 2022
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And, the winners are… everybody who took part and, of course, our…
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This one’s for you, dad! Andy and friends rode from...
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