What is an Occupational Therapist?

An occupational therapist helps people of all ages overcome challenges completing everyday tasks or activities – what we call ‘occupations’. They look at relationships between the activities you do every day – your occupations – alongside the challenges you face and your environment. It’s about being able to do the things you want and have to do.

In Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust we work within the following areas:

  • Accident & Emergency
  • Care of the Elderly Wards
  • Medical Wards
  • Surgical Wards · Preoperative Care of the Older Person
  • Trauma Orthopaedic Wards
  • Elective Orthopaedic Preoperative Service & on the Wards
  • Stroke Ward · Neurological Inpatients
  • Hospital at Home Team
  • Practice Development
  • Hand Therapy