Occupational Therapy in Medicine at St David’s Hospital
The Occupational Therapy Team within St David’s Hospital provides person-centred rehabilitation services across three medical wards: Rhydlafar, Landsdowne and Elizabeth.
Our patients are usually over 65 and admitted from larger hospitals for further rehabilitation.
Occupational therapists work with people with a range of short and long-term medical conditions, as well as those who need end-of-life care. We aim to help people to regain and maintain skills, promote active participation in everyday activities, and prevent future hospital admissions.
Following specialist assessment, we rehabilitate patients by enabling them to engage in their daily occupations. We also refer individuals to community services to promote their independence and safety at home.
During your stay
In order to help us help you, or your relative or loved one, whilst in St David’s Hospital, it is useful to have the following items brought in from home:
- Footwear with backs
- Day clothes (approx three outfits)
- Mobility aid (if using one at home)
- Toiletries (no towels required)
- Hearing aids and batteries
- Glasses and any other communication aids that are beneficial to the patient
- Things of interest – books, puzzles, magazines, music, tablets, etc.
Keeping you or your relative well at home
- Community Resource Team
- District Nursing
- Elderly Care Assessment Service
- Supporting a friend or relative in hospital
- Cardiff Adult Social Services
- This is Me – Alzheimer’s Society
- Age UK
- Attendance Allowance – GOV.uk
- Care and Repair Services
- Dementia Friends
- Meals on Wheels
- Telecare Pendent Alarms
- Independent Living Services
Referral: Occupational Therapy provides a five-day rehabilitation service across the three medical wards in St David’s Hospital (Monday – Friday). Patients in need of occupational therapy are referred by members of the multi-disciplinary team during their admission.
St David’s Hospital, Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff, CF11 9XB