nurse helping patient put on shoe

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.

Assessment of daily activities such as personal care, transfers and mobility, meal preparation, equipment provision, referrals to community resources, end of life care advice and support.

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.

Who can benefit from Occupational Therapy?

We find that in general, people whose abilities have changed as a result of their illness or disability can be helped by Occupational Therapy.


Our Occupational Therapy service operates an open referral system across most wards. This means Occupational Therapists will accept referrals through attendance at board rounds, via the telephone or through discussion with the multidisciplinary team.

Medical, Medicine for the Elderly, surgical, stroke and palliative care
Monday - Friday 07.45-17.00

Orthopaedic elective and trauma
Mon - Sunday 08.00 - 16.00

Contact: Occupational Therapy office 01592 643355 Ext 21475 

Useful Resources


Total hip replacement video


Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Palliative Care




Return of equipment

Equipment issued to patients should NOT be returned to the Victoria Hospital. Please read the leaflet to find out what to do with equipment you no longer need.