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Royal Papworth occupational therapists are out and about in the hospital raising awareness of their role which supports people to ‘live life their way’ despite any health or care needs they may be living with.
The push is part of this year’s Occupational Therapy Week (5-11 November), organised by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT).
Occupational therapists are the only registered profession qualified to work across mental and physical health and in NHS and social care settings. This means that they are uniquely placed to see a whole person holistically.
Research from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists has shown that occupational therapists working on the frontline with ambulance services and in accident and emergency departments can reduce unnecessary admissions by up to 80%. Occupational therapists on acute medical wards can cut stays from 9.5 days to just 1 day.