We are at ORANGE according to the NZ COVID-19 Protection Framework.  Protect yourself and our community by getting boosted, wearing a mask when out and about and reducing contact with others. Hospital visitors don’t need a Vaccine Pass, but must wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable.  See our COVID-19 page for general COVID-19 advice, detailed hospital visiting guidelines and COVID-19 tests.

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An Occupational Therapist’s goal is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. This means helping people to safely look after themselves, live independently and have productive lives.

Occupational therapists look at a variety of health related issues including:

  • Assessment of your home or usual environment to adapt and promote your optimal functioning
  • Functional/Functional cognitive assessment (thinking and processing skills to accomplish everyday tasks)
  • Educational or compensatory strategies to support function and independent living skills
  • Fatigue management
  • Evaluating roles and routines, maintaining structure and engagement in everyday activity
  • Providing evaluation and treatment for sensory processing deficits
  • Establishing client goals and engagement in meaningful occupation
  • Equipment/adaptions
  • Generating or contributing to care plans
  • Risk assessments (eg: mobility, falls, home environment).

We provide Occupational Therapy services to inpatients and the community across the West Coast DHB.

Page last updated: 21 April 2021

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