Clinical Services

Occupational Therapy, Hemel Hempstead Hospital

About the Service / Department

The Occupational Therapy department is open between 08:30am and 4:30 pm Monday-Friday. The team is composed of Occupational Therapists, Assistants and Admin staff. The team are responsible for the OT intervention / support for hospital inpatients.


We are situated on Hanover Ward, Windsor Wing, Hemel Hempstead Hospital.

Service / Department specialties

The Occupational Therapists provide assessment and treatment to acute stroke, medical, older people, orthopaedics and surgical patients, and patients in A&E.

We also provide advice and specialist assessment and liaison with colleagues in Primary care.

Referrals / Appointments

We accept referrals for patients in A&E/ Rapid Assessment Unit.

The OT team accept written referrals using a single assessment contact assessment form, the only exceptions to this are A&E/RAU, where referrals can be made verbally.

Acute stroke and hip and knee joint replacement patients are seen on a blanket referral system.

Service / Department contact details

The department can be contacted on: 01442 / 287360/ 287379 / 287617
Or internally 2360 / 2379 / 2617
Our fax number is 2326 (01442 287326)

Contacting the Trust

Please contact the relevant Trust switchboard if you require further information or assistance:

Watford General Hospital switchboard: 01923 244366
Hemel Hempstead Hospital switchboard: 01442 213141
St Albans City Hospital switchboard: 01727 866122
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