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Occupational therapy services to the Hip Fracture Unit

What we do

The occupational therapists on the Hip Fracture Unit have a specialist interest in this area. They are skilled in the assessment, treatment and management of patients who have sustained a fractured hip.

The focus is on a multidisciplinary approach with close links to the consultants, nursing staff, physiotherapists and community teams.

The occupational therapy service provides assessment, intervention and discharge planning to facilitate safe and timely discharges from the acute hospital setting for patients following a fracture to their hip. They provide acute intervention to enable patients to regain and maximise independence.

A wide variety of assessments are used, which include – initial assessments, personal care, kitchen (domestic activities of daily living), transfers on/off furniture (bed, chair, toilet etc), risk assessment, cognitive assessments, assessment for the provision of any equipment, aids/adaptations, and wheelchairs. Access visits, home visits or discharge home visits are also carried out.

There is a great deal of liaising with relatives, carers, other professionals and the voluntary agencies to establish the level of care / type of support needed for a safe and timely discharge home. Signposting to other appropriate services may also take place.

Aims of service:

  • Individual assessment and intervention to facilitate safe and timely discharge from hospital for patients following a fractured hip.
  • Co-ordinate complex discharge planning with hospital and community services through working autonomously and taking a key role in the multi disciplinary and multi-agency teamwork.
  • To maximise patient independence and decrease the need for premature admission to a residential care setting.

Where we are

Ward 25, York Hospital.

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Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.


Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.