The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


The Occupational Therapy Team for musculoskeletal provides both outpatient and in-patient specialist Occupational Therapy across three hospital sites.

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Inpatient services

Our Occupational Therapists (OT) assess patients’ occupational needs and problem solving when there has been a change to their level of function and independence which can be temporary or long term. OT’s facilitate timely and safe discharges, working closely with community agencies to resolve housing requirements, supportive care packages and on-going rehabilitation and return to employment.

The Occupational Therapists within the Major Trauma Centre (MTC) at Leeds work on the Major Trauma Ward and High Dependency Unit. At Chapel Allerton Hospital Orthopaedic Centre (CHOC) the Occupational Therapists provide pre-assessment and ward based services.  Both of these teams deliver care over seven days and all other services are Monday - Friday.

Rheumatology, Major Trauma, Hand and Plastics and Vascular teams provide expert regional services. All other clinical areas provide local services to patients from Leeds.

Outpatient services

Outpatient services are provided as either Occupational Therapy clinics, joint clinics with other services or as part of a consultant clinic.

 These include:

  • Hand therapy and splinting
  • Pressure garments and scar management
  • Prosthetics assessment and management
  • Rheumatology assessment and treatment
  • GP direct access - for patients who have osteoarthritis of their thumb joint.

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