QEII Hospital has a dedicated team of occupational therapists (OTs for short) who work across acute, rehabilitation, home and emergency areas. In the lead up to Occupational Therapy Week (21 – 27 October), QEII OTs have reflected on what they love most about working at the hospital.
"The size of the QEII means I feel like I get to work more closely with my patients and therefore I can do more for them."
“I love the diversity of cultures that I come across in my day-to-day work. I’m always learning and enjoying supporting our diverse community.”
“I love seeing the difference we make in people’s lives.”
"I feel like my work is definitely appreciated by the wider multidisciplinary team and by patients and families, and ultimately that is very rewarding."
"There is a real sense of family when working with the other professions at the QEII, everyone supports each other."
"The support from both the department and the rest of the hospital is wonderful.”
“For OT Week we are celebrating 'Reaching Your pOTential' which is not only something that we help our patients do, but it is something that we as OTs also strive to do for ourselves professionally. QEII is a wonderful place for OTs to reach their potential.”
OTs help patients develop, recover, improve, and maintain the skills needed for daily living and working.
They work with people of all abilities and all ages, using therapeutic activities and equipment, to help them lead full and active lives.