Acute Occupational Therapy Service

Acute occupational therapy services include a range of both inpatient and outpatient services.

Acute Inpatient Occupational Therapy Service

Occupational therapists in the acute hospital setting complete comprehensive, client-centered and timely assessment and treatment of all patients referred to the service. This includes motor, sensory, cognitive, perceptual, psychosocial and environmental components which impact the patient’s ability to function and perform activities of daily living. Following intervention, the occupational therapist will make recommendations to assist and progress safe and timely discharge. Referrals are accepted from all members of the multi-disciplinary team for patients who are experiencing functional deficits or difficulties as a result of illness, injury or the ageing process.

Location and Core Service Hours

Acute inpatient occupational therapy services are provided across three sites:

Antrim Area Hospital
Tel: 028 9442 4418 (direct line)
Monday to Sunday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

Causeway Hospital
Tel: 028 7032 7032 ext. 5724
Monday to Saturday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

Whiteabbey Hospital
Tel: 028 9055 2326 (direct line)
Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

Acute Outpatient Occupational therapy Service

Occupational therapists also provide outpatient services in a number of clinical specialty areas. These include day rehabilitation, rheumatology, hand therapy and neurology.

Location and Core Service Hours

The acute outpatient occupational therapy service is provided as follows:

Day Rehabilitation
Whiteabbey Hospital
Tel.028 9055 2326
Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm

Rheumatology 
Antrim Area Hospital
Tel: 028 9442 4418 (direct line)
Tuesday to Thursday, 9.00am – 1.15pm

Ballymena Health and Care Centre
Tel 028 2563 5251
Monday 8.45am-12.00 noon
Tuesday and Wednesday, 8.45am-5.00pm

Mid Ulster Hospital
028 7963 1031 (ext 6753)
Tuesday to Thursday, 9.30am – 2.30pm

Fort Centre, Coleraine
Tel: 028 7034 7857
Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

Whiteabbey Hospital
Tel 028 9055 2325
Thursday and Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Hand Therapy
Fort Centre, Mountfern Complex, Coleraine
Tel: 028 7034 7857
Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

Neurology 
Fort Centre, Mountfern Complex, Coleraine
Tel: 028 7034 7857
Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm
Clinics held in Fort Centre, Ballymena Health and Care Centre and Mid Ulster Hospital

Whiteabbey Hospital
Tel 028 9055 2326
Clinic times vary

Contact
Service Lead for Acute Occupational Therapy
Denise Quinn
Email: denise.quinn@northerntrust.hscni.net
Tel: 028 2563 5589

 

 

Page last updated:13 March 2017