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What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy aims to help people to carry out the activities that they need to and want to do. Activities can include personal care, domestic tasks, leisure or work.

Why might I need occupational therapy whilst I’m in hospital?
Sometimes following an illness, injury or operation people can find that they are unable or having difficulty carrying out their daily activities. In these circumstances they may benefit from having rehabilitation and/or being provided with assistive equipment to enable them to carry out their daily activities more easily.

What will the hospital Occupational Therapist do?
The Occupational Therapist (OT) will carry out an assessment with you to find out what activities you normally do; what activities you are currently having difficulty with; and to identify why you are experiencing difficulties. Your OT will then agree treatment goals with you and a plan to achieve these.

What can the hospital Occupational Therapist not do?
Hospital Occupational Therapists cannot arrange for major adaptations to your home such as stair lifts – this service is provided by community Occupational Therapists who are usually employed by your local council. The Occupational Therapist cannot arrange packages of care – this is arranged by the hospital discharge planning team and/or a care manager/social worker. Your Occupational Therapist is ……………………………………… Contact telephone number ……………………………………………

Your rights
You are entitled to withdraw your consent for treatment at any time without this jeopardising any future care. You are entitled to a second opinion after agreement with your therapist.

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Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust has procedures whereby you may arrange to have access to your medical records. All information about patients is confidential, and where appropriate, is covered by the Data Protection Act. Addenbrooke’s is a major teaching hospital. You may be assessed or treated by an occupational therapy student, but you have the right to request not to be seen by a student.

The Occupational Therapy Department is located on Level one of outpatients. Other useful contact names and telephone numbers:
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Addenbrooke’s is smoke-free. You cannot smoke on site. For advice on quitting, contact your GP or the NHS smoking helpline free, 0800 169 0 169 Please ask if you require this information in other languages, large print or audio format: 01223 216032 or patient.information@addenbrookes.nhs.uk Informacje te można otrzymać w innych językach, w wersji dużym drukiem lub audio. Zamówienia prosimy składać pod numerem: 01223 216032 lub wysyłając e-mail: patient.information@addenbrookes.nhs.uk Polish Se precisar desta informação num outro idioma, em impressão de letras grandes ou formato áudio por favor telefone para o 01223 216032 ou envie uma mensagem para: patient.information@addenbrookes.nhs.uk Portuguese Если вам требуется эта информация на другом языке, крупным шрифтом или в аудиоформате, пожалуйста, обращайтесь по телефону 01223 216032 или на вебсайт patient.information@addenbrookes.nhs.uk Russian

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Authors Department Occupational Therapy Services Occupational Therapy Services, Box 174, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ www.addenbrookes.org.uk Contact number Published Review date Supersedes which document? Version number Ref 01223 216769 May 2009 (minor amendment made Oct 09) May 2011 Version 1, March 2007 2 PIN1433 Innovation and excellence in health and care Addenbrooke’s Hospital l Rosie Hospital

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