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Occupational therapy

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What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy helps people take part in daily life to improve their health and well-being. We see children from across south London and the south east.

Our occupational therapy service works with children and families to support them to carry out daily tasks such as playing, getting dressed and washing.

Our occupational therapists assess how a child’s physical or psychological condition affects their ability to carry out daily tasks. We work with each child and their family to plan steps forward.

How we can help

We work with children who are staying at our hospital to support them throughout their recovery. We also work closely with community teams to get the right support in place for when your child leaves hospital and returns home. 

We also see children who are not staying at our hospital in our outpatient clinics.

Our clinics

We offer specialist outpatient clinics to assess children with complex health needs. 

Our team

Our team of highly experienced occupational therapists is recognised regionally and nationally for its expertise particularly in the field of neurodisability.

Community services

If you live in Southwark and Lambeth, please visit our community occupational therapy pages for information about these teams.

Research

Our team is part of a number of national and international research projects, including studies on::

  • childhood stroke
  • rehabilitation
  • complex movement disorders
  • traumatic brain injury
  • developmental coordination disorder.

Find out how to get involved in research.

Contacts

Tel: 020 7188 9427

Email: gst-tr.OTchildrensELCH@nhs.net

How to find us

We run clinics in the on the ground floor of Evelina London, and the Penguin outpatient department, Children's Neurosciences Centre (Newcomen Centre) and Crocodile classroom in St Thomas' Hospital.

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Evelina London Children's Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

How to get to Evelina London

Penguin outpatient unit (PDF 135Kb)
3rd floor, staircase C, South Wing
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

This department is only accessible via lift/staircase C.

Map of Third Floor, South Wing , St Thomas' Hospital (PDF 135Kb)

Children’s Neurosciences Centre (PDF 219Kb) (Newcomen Centre)
1st floor, staircase B, South Wing
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

This department is only accessible via lift/staircase B.

Map of First Floor, South Wing, St Thomas' Hospital (PDF 219Kb)

Crocodile classroom (PDF 377Kb)
2nd floor, staircase D, South Wing
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

This debarment is only accessible via lift/staircase D.

Map of Second Floor, South Wing, St Thomas' Hospital (PDF 377Kb)

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