Acute Services Occupational Therapy, VHK
Occupational therapy provides practical support to empower people to facilitate recovery and overcome barriers preventing them from doing the activities (or occupations) that matter to them. This support increases people's independence and satisfaction in all aspects of life.
"Occupation" as a term refers to practical and purposeful activities that allow people to live independently and have a sense of identity. This could be essential day-to-day tasks such as self-care, work or leisure. (Royal College of Occupational Therapists 2019)
Victoria Hospital In-patients
Occupational Therapists work in clinical teams across the in-patient wards at the Victoria Hospital to provide assessment and treatment to enable patients to return home.
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Patients whose abilities have CHANGED as a result of their illness or disability can be helped by Occupational Therapy.
|Team||Wards||Lead Occupational Therapist||Ext.|
|Medicine of the Elderly||13,32,42||Emma MacArthur||21172|
|Specialist Palliative Care||34,43,Hospice, In-patient wards||Marianne McLeod||20013|
|Acute Stroke||41||Kirsty Hazelwood||21187|
|Integrated assessment Team||ED,AU1, AU2||Lorna Brocklesby||21360|
|Hand OP||Outpatient clinics Phase 2 VHK and QMH||Shiela McLellan||23690|
Occupational Therapy on the Surgical Wards
To watch a video on occupational therapy on the surgical wards click here.