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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists are Health and Social Care professionals that aim to improve a patient/client’s physical and functional, psychological or cognitive state. They assess functional ability and give advice on the best ways to carry out daily tasks. They also carry out treatment activities and recommend or provide equipment and adaptations if needed.

Eligibility Criteria

You may be eligible for an Occupational Therapy assessment if you or your child:

  • have a short or long term condition that impacts on your ability to carry out daily tasks
  • are caring for someone with a disability

Provision of services and equipment is dependent upon the local Fair Access to Care eligibility criteria and other legislative frameworks. This can be discussed with your Occupational Therapist.

However, if you’re not eligible, we can advise you on other options that may be available to help you.

How to access Occupational Therapy

  • You can contact the Customer Services Centre on 01803 219700. They will ask you who your GP is and where you live and connect you to your local office. Or someone you know can contact us on your behalf, providing they have your consent.
  • A co-ordinator will speak to you to gather some general information. You will be informed of an approximate length of wait before an Occupational Therapist contacts you.

For Torbay Hospital in-patient OT services, contact 01803 655032
For Torbay Hospital out-patient OT services, contact 01803 654935
For Children’s Occupational Therapy Services contact 01803 655585

Who to contact

Contact Name
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone
01803 219700
Website
www.torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/services/occupational-therapy/