Our services at the Bradford Royal Infirmary
Occupational Therapy Input at the Bradford Royal Infirmary
The 28 wards at the BRI cover medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, neurology, urology, cardiology, elderly admissions, plastic surgery, vascular, oncology and haematology conditions.
The OT department potentially has involvement in all of these areas. Referrals can be received by post or phone from any ward and any members of the multidisciplinary teams across the hospital.
Throughout the BRI the OTs work closely with Multidisciplinary teams to ensure a smooth, timely turnover of patients.
Inpatient Occupational Therapy Role
All patients who are referred are assessed on the ward and treatment plans drawn up to assist in their safe discharge.
Assessment /treatment may include:
- Personal activities of daily living
- Domestic activities of daily living
- Home assessments, enviromental visits
- Provision of equipment to assist independence
- Social/family support
Outpatient Occupational Therapy Role
We see several groups of patients as outpatients at the BRI.
- Patients in the cardiac rehab group - talks on anxiety and stress management, and relaxation techniques
- Patients in the pulmonary rehab group - talk on energy conservation.
- Traumatic hand injury patients - we make thermoplastic splints( to replace Plaster Of Paris ) to reduce risk of further injury and protect the surgical repair. We also make dynamic splints for patients who have had joints in their hands surgically replaced.
- Assessment of patients in Accident and Emergency to determine safety for discharge
- Pre-operative community visits are complete for total hip replacement patients in the Bradford area.