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Occupational therapy for orthopaedic services

What we do

The orthopaedic occupational therapy team work along side the orthopaedic consultant teams treating patients with ongoing musculo-skeletal conditions following a trauma or elective surgery. The occupational therapy service carries out a wide variety of assessments to facilitate compliance with the post surgery regimes and maximise functional independence. 

We work closely with all other multi professional agencies both in the hospital and in the community for the benefit of individual patients.

The occupational therapists also provide a pre-surgery service to patients coming in for orthopaedic elective surgery. This service provides advice and information to patients to assist them in preparing for their surgery as well as arranging home visits to deal with an environment/equipment needs. 

Aims of service

  • To co-ordinate/facilitate safe and timely discharge from hospital
  • To provide individual assessment and treatment of patients on the wards to maximise independence and to identify appropriate timely referrals on to community services
  • To reduce pro-longed stay in hospital and delayed discharges
  • To educate patients/relatives and carers of the post operative regimes to prevent post operative complications.

Where we are

We are based on the orthopaedic wards, Ash and Holly.

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York Emergency Department (A&E)

The current entrance to the Emergency Department (A&E) is closed and a new entrance at the south of the building is in operation.

Arrive at Entrance 1, the main entrance to York Hospital signposted from Wigginton Road, and park in the multi-storey car park.  A new pedestrian exit has been created at the end of the car park. Follow the green line on the floor to the emergency department. Please see our website news for more information about arrivals to A&E.