The Continuing Care Occupational Therapy Service provides a specialist service for older people who have both mental health and/or physical problems. Through the use of therapeutic activity the aim is to optimise functional performance as well as promoting wellbeing and improving the quality of life of patients.
The Occupational Therapy (OT) service for Continuing Care is managed by the OT Team Lead and is part of the Care of the Elderly Service, Royal Edinburgh and Associated Services (REAS)/Edinburgh Community Health Partnership (CHP) which is managed by the Head Occupational Therapist based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.
The Occupational Therapy staff work predominantly in Ellen’s Glen House, Ferryfield House and Findlay House. Referrals are also taken for patients in Fraser ward and Millbank B at the Astley Ainslie Hospital and Corstorphine Hospital.
A range of group and individual activities are provided depending on the individual needs and interests of patients. This may include reminiscence work, music, current affairs discussion, sensory work or where possible trips out.
Specialist assessments are provided as required, for example in relation to discharge planning, seating assessments or as part of a specialist treatment programme.
For further information about the Occupational Therapy Service, please contact:
OT Team Lead
Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Tel No: 0131 537 6454