Occupational Therapy


The goal of occupational therapy is to help people learn or re-learn to manage the every day activities that are important to them, including caring for themselves or others, caring for their home, participating in paid and unpaid work and leisure activities. The Occupational Therapist works with clients of all ages, both inpatient and outpatients, to provide health services in wellness, acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care. Occupational Therapy is part of the rehabilitation team, working in a patient-focused manner to prevent dysfunction, restore the highest level of function possible and enhance participation in life roles.
Occupational Therapy is a shared service across both hospital sites, provided by one full-time registered Occupational Therapist. Inpatient services are given priority to maximize recovery from injury and enable clients to return to the least restrictive environment that is safely possible. Services may include wheelchair and seating evaluation, equipment prescription, activity retraining, cognitive and perceptual assessment and treatment. Outpatient hand therapy services are provided by the Occupational Therapist at the Wingham site – using specialized skills in assessment and rehabilitation of upper extremity injuries, surgery and disease. A physician's referral is required, and referrals are prioritized based on the medical information received.

Department hours are between 8 am and 4 pm. 
Please register at Switchboard prior to first visit.
Wingham Site - Monday, Tuesday, Friday 519-357-3711x5269
Listowel Site (Inpatients Only) -  Wednesday, Thursday,  519-291-3125x6294

October 2019
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