Our Occupational Therapists within our Hand Service work closely with Physiotherapists, Hand Practitioners and medical teans, to deliver a multi-disciplinary service for our patients with hand injuries/conditions or undergoing hand surgery.

The team is a hospital-based service and accepts referrals from Hand/Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeons for patients with specific conditions affecting the hand. The team can also:

  • Provide custom-made thermoplastic hand splints for patients who have had surgery or an injury to their hand
  • Complete assessments for splints
  • Carry out hand function assessments
  • Provide condition management advice in a variety of locations.

At Sunderland Royal Hospital we are proud to have a Specialist Occupational Therapist based in our Rheumatology service, accepting consultant and GP referrals for patients with conditions such as:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  •  Osteoarthritis
  •  Fibromyalgia
  • Hypermobility

Contact us

Sunderland Royal Hospital:  Occupational Therapy Department, Entrance 8, Chester Wing.

0191 5699810

South Tyneside Hospital Therapy Reception, Ingham Wing

0191 4041086 

Finding us

  • Our Sunderland Occupational Therapy Team are based in entrance 8, Rehabilitation at Sunderland Royal Hospital
  • Our South Tyneside Occupational Therapy Team are based in the Occupational Therapy Department located in the Ingham Wing, South Tyneside District Hospital