Occupational Therapy

Consultation room

Occupational Therapists work within multidisciplinary teams to provide a range of inpatient and outpatient services across Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital.

Occupational Therapists are skilled professionals who use person centred principles. We take a holistic approach to patient care, seeking to provide practical support to enable patients to recover from an illness or injury and participate in their daily living and work skills.  “Occupation” refers to practical and purposeful activities that allow people to live independently and have a sense of identity. This could be essential day-to-day tasks such as self-care, work or leisure.

Occupational Therapists aim to maximise an individual’s independence and facilitate safe and timely discharge from hospital to prevent re-admission by working in partnership with patients, carers, family members, health and social care professionals.

Key Info


Contact Us

For bookings and appointment related queries:

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
01743 261 153

Princess Royal Hospital
01952 282 880

Therapy Centre Manager for Inpatients and Head of Occupational Therapy (Amanda Walshaw) email: amanda.walshaw@nhs.net


Interested in working with us?

For more information about vacancies in the Trust please visit our Belong to Something website.


Associated Wards and Services

Therapies

Occupational Therapy provides practical support to enable people to facilitate recovery and overcome any barriers that prevent them from doing the activities that matter to them. This helps to increase people’s independence and satisfaction in all aspects of life.

The Occupational Therapy department provides an assessment and rehabilitation service to both in-patients and outpatients.

Inpatient Occupational Therapy Services 

  • Surgical Wards
  • Medical Wards
  • Orthopaedics (Trauma and Elective)
  • Stroke Rehab (Including early supported discharge)
  • Macmillan Services
  • Frail and Complex Team

Outpatient Occupational Therapy Services

  • Hand Therapy

All outpatient referrals are accepted from GPs, Consultants and Clinical Nurse/Therapist specialists.

Returning Equipment

Equipment that is provided for discharge to enable independence can be returned to:

Community Equipment Services in Telford
Tel: 01952 603838 (a collection service is also available).