St. Margaret's Hospice jointly funds a specialist palliative care occupational therapy service in partnership with Somerset County Council.

Occupational therapy helps patients cope as independently as possible with everyday activities, subsequently enhancing their health and emotional well-being. It enables patients to achieve as much as they can for themselves.

Our Occupational Therapy Team can:

  • Help patients to maintain the most important and enjoyable aspects of their lifestyle
  • Help patients to work through problems and suggest adaptations
  • Greatly improve a sense of well-being and independence by encouraging participation in everyday activities
  • Assess and supply appropriate equipment/aids/adaptations to help patients maintain independence

Our specialist team work within our In-patient Units, helping to prepare patients for going home or to their preferred place of care. We will visit the home, if appropriate, to continue to assist, support and problem solve. We will also work with families and carers, helping them to support patients who wish to remain in the community in their preferred place of care. Some patients may be initially assessed or reviewed whilst attending our Sunflower Centres (Day Hospice).

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