The Trust

Occupational Therapy Department

The Occupational Therapy Department treats patients with physical illness or disability through specific activity to enable them to reach their maximum level of function and independence.


Our services

Your occupational therapist will look at how you carry out day-to-day activities following accident or illness, and then work with you to enable you to carry out these tasks safely and as independently as possible. We work with other staff to ensure that your discharge from hospital is planned and carried out safely and effectively.
Assessment and treatment can be carried out on the wards, pre-operative clinics, in the Occupational Therapy Department or during home visits.
The therapists often work alongside other experts, including:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Social workers
  • Nursing and medical staff

An outpatient service is also available for hand injuries and rheumatological conditions.

Our team

The department is divided into teams covering specific treatment areas within the hospital or specific localities in the community.

  • Rheumatology Team
  • Medical and Surgical Wards Team
  • Orthopaedic Team
  • Stroke Unit Team- Ward 11
  • Elderly Rehab Team – Ward 10
  • Community service base in Macclesfield, Congleton and Knutsford

Our specialist services

  • Orthopaedic splinting and hand therapy
  • Rheumatology splinting
  • Relaxation
  • Fatigue management
  • Community occupational therapy treatment

More information

Department Manager: Joanne Allcock      
Telephone number: 01625 663442

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