Occupational Therapy Referrals

Occupational Therapy (known as OT) provides practical support to enable people to overcome any barriers that prevent them from doing daily activities that matter to them. This helps to increase people's independence and satisfaction in all aspects of life.

'Occupation' refers to practice and purposeful activities that allow people to live independently and have a sense of identity. This could be essential day-to-day tasks in relation to self care, work or leisure.

Occupational Therapists work in a range of settings including: hospitals, community and schools.

Occupational Therapy takes what is known as a 'person-centred' approach to both mental and physical health and wellbeing in order to enable individuals to achieve their full potential. This means that we put patients and families at the heart of all decisions.

The OT service in the Western Isles is an integrated (joint) service across both Health and the Local Authority. 

We offer a wide range of services, 

Referrals can be made by the individual, or with the individual's permission, a referral can be made by anyone else including: family members, neighbours and professionals.


Referral forms can be found on our website http://www.wihb.scot.nhs.uk/ot-home and here


Referrals can be returned to the addresses on the form or for speedier action emailed to our generic email address wi-hb.otwesternisles@nhs.net




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