Occupational Therapy provides practical support to empower people to facilitate recovery and overcome barriers preventing them from doing day to day activities. 

When occupational therapists work with people they focus on:

  • Enabling clients to function at an optimal level, despite barriers
  • How activities which the person needs or wants to do can be modified or adapted to make them easier
  • How clients feel about themselves and their ability to tackle problems
  • How the physical and social environment can be altered so that restrictions are reduced. Including assessing for and ordering equipment for home.


In-patients: Please liaise with the Occupational Therapist on the ward to discuss the referral process.

Out-patients: Please contact your local GP to refer to your local community team.


Acute Occupational Therapy office: 01793 646371

Front Door Team Occupational Therapy Office: 01793 605129

Orthopaedic Occupational Therapy Office: 01793 605119

Information leaflets

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists have developed a collection of information leaflets that contain practical advice to support people following their discharge from hospital, please click here to view the leaflets.