Occupational Therapy

What we do

Occupational Therapists are involved in the rehabilitation of people with physical, psychological and social difficulties. The aim of the therapy is to enable those who have a loss of function on a temporary or permanent basis to be as independent as possible in their everyday lives, whilst recovering from illness or adapting to disability.

Part of SCOPe Managment Unit

Contact Details

Phone: (01)  416 2305 / 7 / 8   
Fax: (01) 410 3585
Email: occther@stjames.ie

The hospital switch board can also be contacted on (1)4103000 if the Occupational Therapists bleep number is known.

Outpatient Appointment Instructions

The Occupational Therapy Department offers a service to Burns and Plastics, Rheumatology, Oncology/ Haematology, Neurology and Epidermolysis Bullosa outpatients. There is a lot of demand for appointments to see an Occupational Therapist in St James’s hospital. If a patient is unable to attend an appointment it is important to call and cancel. This will allow this appointment time to be given to another patient. Please refer to the hospital Did Not Attend (DNA) policy for further information.

Referral Procedures

Referrals are only accepted for patients who are currently under the care of a consultant in the hospital. No referrals are accepted from General Practitioners.

The Occupational Therapy department has a waiting list system, and all patients are prioritised. It is important that all patients are referred as early as possible.