Outpatient Occupational Therapy

Our Outpatient Occupational Therapy Service has a friendly and approachable team of therapists experienced in treating patients presenting with a range of conditions of varying complexity.
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Our Outpatient Occupational Therapy Service has a friendly and approachable team of therapists experienced in treating patients presenting with a range of conditions of varying complexity. The team provide personalised, graded treatment programmes to help patients overcome their difficulties and live as independently as possible. Our therapists assess both the physical and psychological impact of a patient's condition and work collaboratively with the patient to set realistic and meaningful goals.

Treatment may include:

  • Splint provision, either bespoke (thermoplastic) or standard orthotics
  • Activities to improve strength and range of motion of hand or upper limb
  • Education around condition and specific self-management skills - e.g. joint protection, pacing, energy conservation, fatigue management
  • Activity modification
  • Work hardening
  • Wound and scar care
  • Desensitisation therapy
  • Relaxation and anxiety management, confidence building
  • Assessment of home/work environment
  • Advice on aids and adaptations
  • Signposting to other relevant services - e.g. other hospital services, community-based projects, voluntary agencies.
Services Provided

The Outpatient Occupational Therapy Department provides an assessment and treatment service for patients presenting with difficulties of the hand and upper limb. This includes:

  • Musculoskeletal conditions, both acute and chronic (e.g. Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, tendonitis, Fibromyalgia Syndrome)
  • Post upper limb surgery
  • Trauma rehabilitation
Our Team

Our Team at Halton

  • Lynne Ellison - Occupational Therapist
  • Marie Allison - Occupational Therapist
  • Janette Ardern - Occupational Therapist
  • Lesley Dennett - Senior Assistant Practitioner
  • Rotational Band 5 Occupational Therapist (staff change every 6 months)

Our Team at Warrington

  • Louise Burgess - State Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Nicola Drake - State Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Ann Smedley - State Registered Occupational Therapist
Clinic Scheduling

linic Scheduling at Halton

Occupational Therapy
  • Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm, at Halton Hospital and the Cheshire and Mersey Treatment Centre with an Occupational Therapist and a Senior Assistant Practitioner
  • Tuesday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, at Widnes Health Care Resource Centre with an Occupational Therapist

Clinic Scheduling at Warrington

  • Monday 8.30am - 4.45pm
  • Tuesday 8.30 - 5pm
  • Wednesday 8.30am - 5pm
  • Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Friday 8.30am - 4.45pm
Referral Guidance

The Outpatient Occupational Therapy Service accepts referrals from GPs, both in and out of area, consultants and other allied health professionals.

Referrals may be made in the form of a letter or by completing the referral form which can be accessed by clicking here. Please include as much information as possible on the referral including:

  • Reason for referral
  • History of presenting condition
  • Medication
  • Social circumstances
  • Occupations and job roles
  • Potential risk factors
  • Past medical history - please note, it is not necessary to include a full past medical history, only those conditions/events that are recent or that may be impacting on a patients current problem

Patients that are being referred into the Outpatient Occupational Therapy Service must be medically fit enough to attend the unit. Hospital transport may be arranged for patients.

Routine referrals will normally be seen within about 6 weeks. Please indicate if you wish the referral to be prioritised as more urgent.

Where to Find Us

Occupational Therapy Halton Hospital 
Outpatient Department
Halton General Hospital
Hospital Way
Runcorn
WA7 2DA

Outpatient Department
Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre
Earls Way
Runcorn
WA7 2HH

Occupational Therapy Warrington Hospital

O.T Hand Therapy out-patient's
Appleton Wing
Lovely Lane
Warrington
WA5 1QG

Contact Us

To contact the Outpatient Occupational Therapy Department please call Hospital please call 01925 662725 or for the appointments desk please call 01925 662500.

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Halton General Hospital

Warrington Hospital