Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy will work with you to build your confidence, skills and techniques, to improve your independence in everyday activities which are important to you. For example: looking after yourself, looking after your home, managing a job, getting out and about doing the things you enjoy.
 

Who can access Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy works with people of all ages who have physical and/or mental health problems as a result of accident, illness, disability or aging.
 

Where are Occupational Therapists based and how can I access the service?

Occupational Therapists work with people at home, in the community, and in hospital and clinic settings.
 
Occupational Therapy services are delivered across East Lothian in the following locations:
 
  • Mental health – Occupational Therapy is one of the professions in the multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Teams (adult and older people) based in Herdmanflat Hospital.
Your G.P or other health/social care professional can refer you.
 
  • The adult physical services are based at Roodlands hospital. There are also OT’s employed within the social care team where referrals are taken through their contact centre on Tel: 01875 824309.
             Occupational Therapy at Roodlands is currently delivered through two service areas: the in-patient
             settings across the county and the Hospital at Home service which is currently accessed through GP
             referral. 
 
  • Learning disability - Occupational Therapy is one of the professions in the multi-disciplinary Community Learning Disability team based in Herdmanflat Hospital.

Last Reviewed: 29/07/2016