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St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust occupational therapists help patients whose independence or ability to live a normal life has been affected because of their condition. Rehabilitation within a hospital setting involves helping a patient to learn new skills or adapt existing ones to enable them to engage in all aspects of their lives. This may include advice on adapting their environments, for example homes, workplaces or cars, to enable them to function better.
Occupational therapy can enhance the quality of a patient’s life by allowing them to achieve personal goals. The occupational therapist’s role in preparing patients for discharge is crucial.