This profession helps people who are physically or mentally impaired, including temporary disability after medical treatment. It practices in the fields of both healthcare and social care.
The aim of occupational therapy is to restore physical and mental functioning to help people participate in life to the fullest.
Occupational therapy assessments often guide hospital discharge planning, with the majority of patients given a home assessment to understand their support needs.
Staff also arrange provision of essential equipment and adaptations that are essential for discharge from hospital.