Physio/Occupational Therapy

Palliative Care Therapists work with anyone with a life limiting illness who may benefit from input at any stage on their journey.

Physiotherapy assessments are available to Inpatient Unit and Living Well Centre patients. The aim of Physiotherapy is to provide a personalised approach to achieve quality of life and maximise independence. The service is provided by our Physiotherapist and Assistant practitioner.

  • Mobility assessment and provision of walking aids as necessary.
  • Advice regarding muscle strengthening and gentle exercise
  • gentle exercise programs personalised to you
  • Pain management e.g., TENS machine provision
  • Management of breathlessness
  • Fatigue management advice
  • Advise patients and carers in maintaining independence
  • Referrals to other specialist services, such as orthotics if required.

The Occupational Therapist (OT) sees patients within Inpatients unit, Living Well Centre, out-patients and some community patients with cancer and non-malignant conditions, from those first receiving a diagnosis of long-term ill health to those nearing the end of life.

The Occupational Therapist uses specialist assessment and therapeutic approaches to support all aspects of well-being by enabling an individual to maintain independence for as long as possible with the aim of providing the best quality of life

The Occupational Therapist works to provide individualised treatment programmes to enable patients to improve or manage symptoms such as breathing problems, pain management, movement difficulties, fatigue, falls prevention and support with managing at home.

These can be delivered as a 1-1 or group session and this includes:

  • Advice
  • Movement & Exercise
  • Equipment provision
  • Mobility/rehabilitation
  • Re-enablement
  • Self-management
  • Education/Training