Staff Profile: Swindon Community Rehab Team

Posted: November 8, 2017

Meet the Swindon Community Rehab Team on day three of Occupational Therapy Week 2017

Therapists at the Great Western Hospital are raising awareness of Occupational Therapy Week by giving an insight into their jobs and the different departments and locations in which they work, from Monday 6 November.

Throughout the week, staff will be gracing the Trust's social media accounts and website with personal insights into their professions, finishing the week off with how keen Swindon residents can kick-start their careers in Occupational Therapy.

What's on during Occupational Therapy Week?

Swindon Community Rehabilitation Team

weds - rehab"We're Occupational Therapists in the Community Rehabilitation Team. We provide Occupational Therapy in a variety of community settings, including:

  • Rapid response / hospital admission avoidance

  • Falls service

  • Discharge to assess Service

  • Re-ablement

  • Motor disorder service

  • Visits in patients' own homes

"We work with adults who have predominantly physical health difficulties resulting from long term conditions or serious illness. 

"We work along aside a number of professionals within the community to ensure the person is as at the centre of our treatment. 

"Our rehabilitation programmes focus on the activities the person needs to do or is expected to do in their daily life. This includes teaching different techniques to the person and/or family and carers as well as the provision of equipment.

"Our aim is to promote independent living as well as working with individuals to achieve their goals and enable them to take control of their own life."

Read all of the staff profiles  here.

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