As occupational therapists (OT), we aim to provide timely and appropriate services to enable our patients to achieve the best possible quality of recovery and optimum independence following injury or illness.
For more information on how occupational therapy can help you or if you are considering a career as an OT please visit www.cot.co.uk
If you are interested in working as an occupational therapist for the Trust, please visit the careers section of this website for more information.
Returning loaned equipment given to you by the occupational therapist
If you need to return the equipment loaned to you, please call NRS on 08451 272 933 to arrange collection. You can also find this number on a sticker on each piece of equipment.
Worthing 01903 205111 ext 85023
St Richard’s 01243 788122 ext 35196 or 01243 831521
Southlands 01273 455 622 ext 83487 or 01273 446 060
About our OT service
Occupational Therapy Teams cover the following specialities:
- Orthopaedics and Surgery
The OT team will review with the patient how they are managing their day to day activities and identify ways to overcome or manage the issues affecting them. These areas may include:
- Personal care
- Domestic tasks
- Mobility and transfers
- Cognitive ability
This can also involve:
- Assessment for equipment to promote independence
- Advice on compensatory techniques
- Manual handling and risk assessment
- Referral to community services with your consent.
OT’s within the outpatient Hand Therapy Service provide non-surgical management of hand disorders and injuries including exercises, splinting and wound care.
OT’s within the outpatient Rheumatology Service provide treatment and advice to help you look after your joints, through splinting, equipment, exercise and advice. This is done through individual and group sessions.