Nursing staff may refer patients to occupational therapy during their stay; an occupational therapist will visit the ward to gather information about how patients managed daily activities before they came into hospital and to ask them about any concerns before they return home.

Therapists work very closely with other professionals to ensure patients are safely discharged from hospital with the correct levels of care. There are various services within occupational health such as: Acute Stroke and Rehabiliation, Care of the Elderly, Interface Team, Medical and Surgical, Rheumatology and Trauma and Orthopaedic Occupational Therapy.

Contact Us

South Tyneside District Hospital:

Hand Clinic: 0191 4041000 ext.3091

Orthopaedic Surgical: 0191 4041000 ext.3104 Bleep 284

Acute Medicine: 0191 4041000 ext.3102/3 Bleep 102

Elderly Care: 0191 4041000 ext 2525/2530


Sunderland Royal Hospital: 0191 5656256 extension 42412

Finding Us

South Tyneside District Hospital: Harton Lane, South Shields, NE34 0PL

Sunderland Royal Hospital: The Occupational Therapy Department is located in Entrance 8 Rehabilitation at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Our Team

Divisional General Manager: Jackie Butterworth

Clinical Director:  Mary Spearman