Occupational Therapy

About the Department

The adult inpatient Occupational Therapy team provides assessment and treatment for people whose ability to function in daily life has been disrupted by illness, injury, the ageing process developmental problems or disability. The Occupational Therapist will assess how patients are managing to complete their everyday tasks and work toward maximising their previous functional abilities. They will help with facilitating discharge from hospital by providing assistive equipment, advice and onward referrals. The Occupational Therapist will make recommendations for care packages, and liaise with community services for additional support or a period of rehabilitation

The service is provided across a wide range of specialities in the Trust.

The Occupational Therapy Department offers a seven day service across some specialities and all clinical staff are expected to support this on a rota system.

There is an outpatient Hand Therapy service delivered on both sites. The team manage a variety of hand injuries and conditions. These include Carpal Tunnel, De Quervains, OA/RA, wrist and finger fractures, RSI/tendonitis, any post-surgical rehab/complications.


Useful Contacts

Jenny Boulton
Therapy Lead for Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy
Tel: 01932 7223969

Medical SPH
(Aspen, Birch, May, Maple, Holly and Swift)
Bleep: 8981

Acute Hub SPH
(Acute Medical Unit, Cherry – Older Persons Short Stay Unit, Emergency Department)
Bleep: 5209

Hyper acute / acute Stroke SPH
(Cedar) and Neuro Outliers
Bleep: 8101

Stroke Rehabilitation Ashford
Ext: 4374

Supportive and Palliative Care
Ext: 2312

Bleep: 8337

Surgery SPH
(Heron, Surgical Assessment Unit, Kingfisher, Falcon)
Bleep: 8338

Orthopaedics SPH
Bleep: 8100

Elective Orthopaedics Ashford
Ext: 4322

Hand Therapy SPH
Ext: 2491

Hand Therapy Ashford
Ext: 4043