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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is an essential element in the rehabilitation of patients following an illness, operation or disability. This may cause people to experience difficulties with performing everyday activities.

Occupational Therapists can help maximise your independence to manage the activities that are important to you.

Occupational therapy services

Our Occupational Therapy Department provides a comprehensive service to Hospital inpatients as well as domiciliary visits.

The department is staffed by state registered Occupational Therapists who specialises in neurological rehabilitation, palliative care, orthopaedics, general medicine, general surgery and dementia.

Services available

The Occupational Therapy Department at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth provides a wide range of assessments and treatments:

  • Facilitation of a safe discharge home
  • Assessment and treatment of functional difficulties
  • Domiciliary visits
  • Advice on home modification
  • Advice on and prescription of adaptive equipment
  • Teaching of alternative of compensatory techniques
  • Advice and education about specific care needs and how to arrange increased support at home
  • Specialist seating assessments
  • Wheelchair assessments
  • Falls management programme
  • Neurological assessments
  • Manual handling advice
  • Rehabilitation.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information then get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7806 4010.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP. You can simply refer yourself and book an appointment.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

    Make an enquiry

    Physiotherapy Unit

    Our Physiotherapy Unit provides a comprehensive service for both inpatients and outpatients. Our team of chartered physiotherapists have a vast range of specialist skills between, providing expert treatment for each patient.

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    Patient information

    Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, ENT, as well as a private GP practice and our urgent care centre, Casualty First, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

    Make an enquiry

    If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information then get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7806 4010.

    Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

     If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP. You can simply refer yourself and book an appointment.

    If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

    If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

      Make an enquiry

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