Occupational Therapy

Welcome to NHS Dumfries and Galloway's Occupational Therapy Service

Who we are

We provide an Occupational Therapy Service to adults within Acute Services (Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary ) and across the Community ( Cottage Hospitals and Community Rehabilitation).

You can be referred to the service by any member of the multi-disciplinary team.

The service operates Monday to Friday 8-30am to 4-30pm.

Within NHS Dumfries and Galloway Occupational Therapists are also employed within Women and Children's Service and Mental Health Services.

Contact Us

If you have any queries related to Occupational Therapy you can contact:

Head of Profession – Occupational Therapy
Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary
Bankend Road
Dumfries
DG1 4AP

What we do

Occupational Therapists work with people of all ages to help them overcome the effects of disability caused by physical or psychological illness, accident or ageing, and enable them to lead full and satisfying lives as independently as possible.

The assessment and treatment process aims to use purposeful activity to cope and adjust to everyday living and to be as independent as possible.

Occupational Therapists in health work closely with Occupational Therapists in Social Services regarding the provision of assistive equipment that you might need at home to support independence and safety.

Other information

Further information about the profession nationally can be found on www.cot.org.uk

All Occupational Therapists are registered a regulatory body called the Health Care Professionals Council and further information regarding this can be found on www.hpc-uk.org

If you have a piece of equipment at home that you no longer need you can contact the Integrated Equipment Store and arrange to have it uplifted – 01387 244406

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