Occupational therapists help patients overcome practical problems with their daily living activities, caused by their palliative medical conditions. Daily living activities include self-care activities (for example, moving around safely at home, getting washed and dressed,) leisure activities (getting out in the community,) and productive activities (making meals, etc.)
The occupational therapy team offer a range of services to hospice in patients, day hospice patients, out patients and to community patients who are under the care of the specialist palliative care nursing team. Services are provided at the hospice and in the patients’ homes.
Services and treatments provided include: -
Patients with a need for occupational therapy input can be referred directly by the specialist palliative care professional involved in their care.
We offer a range of services which provide support for patients 24 hours a day.
We offer a range of education and training opportunities to NHS and non-NHS staff.
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St Benedict’s Hospice has provided specialist palliative care to the people of Sunderland and surrounding districts since 1984.
St. Benedict’s Hospice and Centre for Specialist Palliative Care
St. Benedict’s Way
Sunderland, SR2 0NY
Tel: (0191) 5128400
Registered Charity No 1019410