Occupational therapy

Occupational therapists work with people of all ages to help them to overcome the effects of disability caused by physical or psychological illness, development problems, accident or ageing.

They work in a variety of settings including hospitals, patient’s homes and places of work, to enable people to lead full lives as independently as possible.

Adult services


An occupational therapists assesses a patient on the stairs

Our teams work across North, North East Lincolnshire and Goole and work closely with other agencies including social enterprise and local councils. Occupational therapy can help if you are having difficulty with everyday tasks, such as dressing or getting to the shops. Our staff can provide help and training with everyday activities and offer advice on adapting your home or workplace to meet your needs, helping you to regain or improve your independence.

Much of their work focuses on the functional implications of illness or disability and may involve assessment and rehabilitation for relevant daily living activities – for example, aspects of personal care and meal preparation. This work may be carried out while someone is in hospital or at their place of residence, following discharge. Your occupational therapist can also advise and recommend equipment, such as mobility aids, wheelchairs and other special devices.

Video: Occupational therapy can help people


British Association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists.

Contact us

Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital

Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital
Scartho Road
North East Lincolnshire
DN33 2BA
03033 302587

Scunthorpe General Hospital

Scunthorpe General Hospital
Cliff Gardens
North Lincolnshire
DN15 7BH
03033 302889

Goole and District Hospital

Goole and District Hospital
Woodland Avenue
East Riding of Yorkshire
DN14 6RX

03033 304160

Children’s services

Children’s occupational therapy

Has your child been referred for occupational therapy?