Head of Occupational Therapy - Rebecca Sheldon

Tasks that we do every day can suddenly become very difficult when we become unwell or have had an injury.

Occupational therapists promote health and wellbeing through activity. Occupational Therapists work with people of all ages with disabilities which may have resulted from mental or physical illness or accident.  The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to take part in the activities of everyday life they want to, need to, or are expected to do. Occupational Therapists in the hospital may support patients to progress towards their goals in several ways; through rehabilitation or by changing the activity or changing the environment (such as arranging the loan of adapted equipment) to enable participation. 

Occupational Therapists work in the Emergency Department promoting “home first ethos” and on the inpatient wards and outpatient department.  All Occupational Therapists are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).