Occupational therapy

How to get an appointment

If you're on one of our wards, you'll be referred by your ward team.

Changing or cancelling your appointment

To change or cancel your appointment, contact the team you have your appointment with.

Please give us as much notice as possible if you cannot come to your appointment. This allows us to see another patient instead.

If you do not attend without telling us, we may discharge you back to your GP.

Before your appointment

Please bring a list of:

  • medicines you're taking
  • any hospital treatment you've already received

We'll let you know if there is anything else you need to bring before your appointment.

Your appointment could be at any of our hospital or community sites. We'll let you know where it is before your appointment. 

During your appointment

Your appointment can be:

Your first appointment will usually last 30 minutes to 1 hour and you'll see an occupational therapist.

We are a teaching hospital and students might be involved in your care. Please let us know if you're not comfortable with this. It will not affect your care.

We'll give you leaflets and instructions for your treatment. We’ll also give you a name and phone number to contact if you have any questions or problems.

After your appointment

We'll send a letter to your GP when you leave hospital. If we need to see you again, we'll arrange a follow-up appointment and give you contact details for if you have any problems.

Follow-up appointments may be with a therapist, an assistant or a technical instructor.

Last updated: November 2023

Contact us

For more information, please contact us.

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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