Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists treat the full range of medical conditions including: 


  • Strokes 
  • Limb amputations and fractures 
  • Cancer
  • Heart and chest conditions 
  • Hand and upper limb injuries/conditions

Treatment interventions include:

  • Assessment of personal and domestic activities of daily living
  • Home visits
  • Prescription of wheelchairs and adaptive devices
  • Upper limb treatments and the manufacture of orthoses

Our team of 35 therapists are allocated to all adult wards and outpatient services and three therapists rotate in the community. 

We assist with making safe hospital discharge arrangements.

We are the only service in Croydon providing hand therapy.

We have recently introduced a ‘rapid response’ service and work closely with community based colleagues.

The Occupational Therapy Departmentat Croydon Univeristy Hospital is located on the ground floor of the Woodcroft Wing (yellow zone) with a sub unit in the Coastal Rehabilitation Unit on the first floor of the Woodcroft Wing. Occupational Therapists are also based in the Stroke Unit in the Jubilee Wing.


How to make an appointment if I am an inpatient?

For patients on the wards there is an informal appointment system for the Occupational Therapy staff to see them, usually making a verbal arrangement with the patient or patient’s relative to see them at a convenient time fitting in with other treatments the patient may be having.

How to make an appointment if I am an outpatient?

For outpatients attending the Occupational Therapy Department there is a written appointment system.

Patents are either given or posted an appointment card at the time the appointment is made.

Patients wishing to change or enquire about their appointments should phone reception on 020 8401 3121.

When attending the outpatient service, patients are asked to bring any splints they may already have for review. Patients are requested to attend at the time stated on their appointment card. Whenever possible we try to see patients who may call in without an appointment or who wish for an appointment at a particular time but this depends on staff availability.


Contact Us

Occupational Therapy Services Manager
Tel: 020 8401 3152

Occupational Therapy Reception
Tel: 020 8401 3121

Occupational Therapy Coastal Rehabilitation Unit
Tel: 020 8401 3207 (voice mail service only)

Care of older persons
Tel: 020 8401 3207

Stroke Unit
Tel: 020 8401 4339

General medicine
Tel: 020 8401 3121

General and vascular surgery and orthopaedics
Tel: 020 8401 3121

Rapid response and short stay units
Tel: 020 8401 3121

Tel: 020 8401 3121

Elderly care out patients in the Howell Assessment Rehabilitation Unit
Tel: 020 8401 4447



Occupational Therapists and OT assistants work with the multidisciplinary teams in the following specialties.

  • Care of older persons
  • Stroke Unit
  • General medicine
  • General and vascular surgery and orthopaedics 
  • Rapid response and short stay units
  • Outpatients
  • Elderly care outpatients
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