Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy provides practical support to enable people to facilitate recovery and overcome any barriers that prevent them from doing the activities that matter to them. This helps to increase people's independence and satisfaction in all aspects of life. Occupational therapists play a critical role in helping people of all ages to overcome the effects of disability caused by illness, ageing or accident so that they can carry out everyday tasks or occupations. This could be essential day-to-day tasks such as self-care, work or leisure.

The Occupational Therapy departments at both Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and Royal Hampshire County Hospital consist of skilled professionals who work holistically with each individual, with the aim to maintain functional independence, facilitate safe hospital discharges and to ensure on-going support in the community where required.

The Occupational Therapists work in a wide range of specialist areas within the trust which include the emergency department, medicine and surgery (including amputees), orthopedics, rehabilitation, stroke, re-ablement, pediatric services, intensive care, oncology and rheumatology outpatients.

Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital: Orthopaedic Occupational Therapy Information.

Occupational Therapy Elective: Ward D1.

Occupational therapy provides practical support to enable people to recover from surgery.  An occupational therapist will help you to overcome any barriers that prevent you from doing daily activities that matter to you. This could include things such as getting washed and dressed to returning to work or leisure activities.

You are likely to have seen an occupational therapist already at either joint school or at pre assessment. They would have talked about your home environment and any equipment you may require following your surgery and helped you to make plans for your discharge.

If you need occupational therapy while you are in hospital:

Soon after your admission to the ward, you will be seen by a member of the occupational therapy team. We will discuss and practise everyday activities with you either in our assessment flat or on the ward.

An occupational therapist can assess your care needs along with other members of the ward team and liaise with social services, they can organise help at home if this is needed.

If you would benefit from further occupational therapy at home we can also discuss and make this referral with you.

Post-Op follow up clinic:

If you have had a knee replacement or a hip replacement you will be invited to attend a follow up clinic at 2 weeks and 6 weeks after your surgery.  Your joint movement and strength will be assessed.

In the clinic you will see an occupational therapist (if appropriate) who will ensure you are managing at home. We will help you decide when to return any equipment you may have been given, and we will also provide you with strategies to safety return to household tasks, leisure activities and work.

Occupational Therapy Trauma: Ward D3 and D4.

Occupational therapy provides practical support to enable people to recover from an accident or surgery.  An occupational therapist will help you to overcome any barriers that prevent you from doing daily activities that matter to you.

If you need occupational therapy while you are in hospital:

Soon after your admission to the ward, you will be seen by a member of the occupational therapy team. We will discuss your home situation and how you would normally manage with everyday tasks such as personal care/cooking/leisure. We can then plan and educate how you can become more independent to return home safely. We will practise everyday activities with you either in our assessment flat or on the ward.

An occupational therapist can assess your care needs along with other members of the ward team and liaise with social services, they can organise help at home if this is needed.

If you would benefit from further occupational therapy at home we can also discuss and make this referral with you.

Occuational Therapy as a career

For information about OT as a career, contact the College of Occupational Therapy on 0207 45023361 or via the website www.cot.org.uk

Band 5 Occupational Therapy Rotation.

Hampshire Hospitasl NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital offers Band 5 Occupational Therapy rotations within:

  • Long term conditions
  • Acute Medicine
  • Trauma Orthopaedics
  • Elective Orthopaedics.

As a Band 5 at HHFT you can expect to receive regular and robust supervision by senior staff, regular in-service training, active participation in service improvement projects, and to provide clinical support and guidance to Therapy students from our partner Universities.

We work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to work towards a safe and appropriate planned discharged. The Occupational Therapy service offers a 6 or 7 day service depending on the clinical area you are working in. 

Basingstoke hospital is easily accessible via the M3 and there are good public transport links. If required, on site accommodation is available.

 

 

 

 

 


updated 14 March 2018

Contact information

Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital
01256 313207

Royal Hampshire County Hospital
(Level B Nightingale Wing)
01962 825420

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