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Occupational Therapy

The Department of Occupational Therapy helps patients participate effectively in the activities of everyday life.

Occupational therapists work with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. (World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 2012)


At St. Vincent’s University Hospital, we provide occupational therapy services to patients across the following clinical specialties:

  • Adult mental health
  • Acute Medical Unit (AMU)/ Acute Medical Assessment Unit (AMAU)
  • Emergency Department
  • General medicine and surgery
  • Hands and plastics
  • Department of Geriatric Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pain medicine
  • Psychiatry of old age
  • Rheumatology
  • Stroke care
  • Vascular

Referral information

Inpatients in St. Vincent’s University Hospital or St. Vincent’s Private Hospital can be referred to the Department of Occupational Therapy by a member of nursing staff, allied health staff or medical team.

We accept referrals to our outpatient department from consultant led teams in the following specialties: Emergency Department, hands and plastics, medicine of the elderly, orthopaedic hands, pain medicine, psychiatry of old age and rheumatology.  No referrals are accepted from general practitioners.


Occupational Therapy Manager- Tracy Swanton

tel:      (01) 221 4864
fax:     (01) 221 3454


Allied Therapy Suite

1st Floor

Clinical Services Building

St. Vincent’s University Hospital

Elm Park

Dublin 4

Opening Hours

Mon to Fri:  08:30 – 16:30