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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists work with people with a disability or an illness to promote independence in everyday life. We can help by supporting you to achieve goals which enable you to do things you want to do as safely and independently as possible.

We will look at your ability to manage daily activities and may agree further input which includes the following:-

  • Education of new skills and techniques   
  • Practice of regaining old and reinforcing new skills
  • Graded practice of activities to increase confidence
  • Group work
  • Provision of assistive equipment
  • Recommendations for adaptations
  • Promoting health and wellbeing
  • Finding ways to cope with problematic symptoms which can impact on daily living
  • Emotional and psychological support for patients and families
  • Promote quality of life using meaningful activities
  • Assessment of the client and their hand to identify difficulties; establish goals and carry out interventions or give advice to increase function and therefore independence

Activities to improve:-

  • Memory
  • Concentration
  • Problem solving
  • Self esteem and confidence

Where is the service provided from?

 Intervention is undertaken in hospital, community settings and the patient’s own home

Need further information?

Please contact the main Occupational Therapy Service:

Bensham Hospital

Saltwell Road

Gateshead

NE8 4YL

 

Tel: 0191 4455226

Fax: 0191 4041368

 

 

 

 

Call us on 0191 482 0000

In emergencies dial 999 / Non-emergencies dial 111

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