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Occupational therapy

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Our occupational therapy department aims to provide the highest standard of professional care to individuals who require occupational therapy either as an inpatient or outpatient.

Our department is large and vibrant with staff working in 11 clinical teams based at Addenbrooke’s. These are: Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Acute Care Hub, Hand Therapy, Major Trauma, Medicine, Neurosciences, Orthopaedics, Peri-operative Review Informing Management of Elderly (PRIME), Rheumatology and Pain, Surgery/Oncology, Stroke and Rehabilitation. Each team is led by an advanced occupational therapist.

Finding us

From main hospital entrance: Turn right into the main concourse. Follow signs towards the Addenbrooke's Treatment Centre (ATC) and the Rosie Maternity hospital. Walk straight along the corridor until you reach the ATC. Occupational Therapy is located on your right hand side by the revolving door. From car park 2: Follow signs to the ATC (to your left as you exit the car park). Enter the ATC through the main entrance. Occupational Therapy is located on your left hand side, immediately through the entrance.

Information for patients

Our department is team based and team members benefit from senior and clinical specialist support. There is a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice and continuous professional development (CPD) and as a member of CUH occupational therapy team, you'll have access to a wealth of formal and informal teaching and learning opportunities, including training programmes, research groups, and the University of Cambridge medical library.

We are proud to offer a vast range of general and specialist six-month rotations for band 5’s and ten-month rotations for band 6’s as well as static posts. At CUH, we use the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance - Engagement (CMOP-E) to guide our practice when assessing a patient’s occupational performance.

Goals and treatment plans are made in collaboration with patients in planning their occupational therapy input and discharge from the hospital setting.

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