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Occupational Therapy Services Provided

The Occupational Therapy team offers a comprehensive service in Cheltenham General Hospital and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital for in-patients (patients admitted to hospital), out-patients and community visits.

If you are admitted and need to be referred to an Occupational Therapist they will become involved in ensuring your timely and safe discharge from hospital, as part of a multi-disciplinary team and in line with the Trust discharge policy.

Patient information leaflets are available for a variety of conditions. We encourage patients to ask questions in order to help them understand their problems and the treatment options available.

In-patient services provided

Following referral, Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention is provided to people admitted to a Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust hospital who may have

  • trauma, including head injury
  • had elective orthopaedic surgery, such as hip replacement
  • a medical condition
  • the need for palliative care
  • a chronic progressive neurological condition
  • had a stroke
  • a range of diagnoses with complex needs
  • been admitted for a surgical procedure

Out-patient services provided

Following referral, Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention is provided on an out-patient basis to people who have

For those waiting for a planned hip replacement

if you are on the waiting list for a hip replacement at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust you may be seen by the Occupational Therapy team shortly before the date of your operation.

Occupational Therapy staff may invite you to an education group to discuss the precautions you should take after your operation,for a twelve week period, and to advise on any equipment or changes in your home that may help you to maintain your independence. All NHS patients awaiting a total hip replacement are encouraged to attend.