The Continuing Care Occupational Therapy Service aims to provide a specialist service for older people who have both physical and/or mental health problems. Through the use of purposeful interventions and meaningful activity the aim is 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 Lead Clinician 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 in the Jardine Clinic at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.
- OT Lead Clinician
- Specialist Occupational Therapist
- 3 Senior Occupational Therapy Assistants
- 2 Occupational Therapy Assistants
Total staffing: a total of 7 members of staff or the equivalent of 5.61 full-time members of staff.
The Occupational Therapy staff work in Balfour Pavilion (Astley Ainslie Hospital), Corstorphine Hospital, Ellen’s Glen, Ferryfield and Findlay House; a total of 306 beds.
A carefully selected Occupational Therapy programme of group and individual activities promotes engagement of patients in a range of meaningful and purposeful activities to encourage the use of practical, cognitive, physical and psychosocial skills. This is coupled with allowing patients to demonstrate existing skill and not focusing on deficits, thus ensuring positive engagement and success.
For further information about the Occupational Therapy Service, please contact:
OT Lead Clinician
Astley Ainslie Hospital
133 Grange Loan
TelNo: 0131 537 9099
090416 - ECHP Continuing Care Occupational Therapy Service