Occupational Therapists Celebrated at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital
The Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital (RCWMCH) will this year be hosting the annual Metro Occupational Therapists in Health forum.
The forum brings to a conclusion a week dedicated to Occupational Therapy awareness that takes place from 11-15 October 2010.
Occupational Therapists (OTs) use meaningful activities to help clients with a range of problems, to improve their functioning and quality of life. This empowers them to be as independent as possible and to experience dignity and quality of life at work, at home and at play. OTs, therefore, treat clients who cannot do, what many would consider, ordinary and familiar things in their daily life due to an illness, injury or disability.
"During OT week we aim to create awareness of the role of the OT in the paediatric service through a programme that will target our wards, colleagues and out patients. We value the multi-disciplinary team and the holistic approach that the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital offers through teamwork. We want to celebrate our colleagues but also make them aware of the OTs role within the team," Occupational Therapists Head of Department (HOD), Mereille Pursad said.
Programme for the week:
Western Cape Department of Health