Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy
The Hospice are supported by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust with both Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy for our inpatients.
Sometimes patients may find when they have had an episode of feeling unwell their mobility may change and that they need both assessing and supporting to get it to a manageable position again. There are also times when patients’ wishes are to return home but they require their homes to be made safer to prevent falls or incidents.
The Physio and Occupational Therapist will assess our patients to make sure that wherever they are being cared for they have all the right equipment and accessories to support them with maintaining their independence as much as possible. These professionals will consider the wishes of the patients and create plans that will support in meeting these wishes.
There are also times when patients stay at the Hospice that they require us to address their breathing difficulties and this may require chest physiotherapy which will help to make the patient more comfortable.
It is essential that the Hospice can deliver this service for patients as in some cases it can speed up recovery and allow those patients diagnosed with a life-limiting illness the tools to live their lives to the fullest.
Contact us for further information about any of our services.