Celebrating the work of our occupational therapists in OT Week

Celebrating the work of our occupational therapists in OT Week

Our 230 therapists help people live life to the fullest after an illness

This Occupational Therapy Week 2021 (Nov1-7) Oxford Health is celebrating the work, committment and dedication of Oxford Health’s highly-skilled therapists working at the Trust.

It is a science-driven, evidence-based profession that enables people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health and prevent – or live better with – illness, injury or disability.

Occupational therapists help people of all ages who have physical, mental or social problems – as a result of accident, illness or ageing – to do the things they want to do.

Our therapists are embedded in a range of teams and work in communities make life-changing differences to the patients in our care.

Therapy is provided in a range of places including:

  • Community hospitals and community services
  • Community Mental Health Teams
  • Inpatient Units
  • Outreach Teams
  • Early Intervention Services
  • Forensic Mental Health Services
  • Child and Adolescent Services

Emma Croft, Oxford Health’s Allied Health Professions lead, commented: “OT week is an opportunity to celebrate and highlight the contribution of occupational therapists to health and social care services.

“This year the theme is OTs for equity. Occupational Therapists have a key role in addressing inequalities and having a positive impact for the patients and service users we work alongside. I would encourage all of our OT’s to take some time to celebrate your contribution to Occupational Therapy and I want to thank you for your continued hard work in caring for all our patients. “

Published: 2 November 2021