Services at ACCORD

Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy service at ACCORD Hospice is provided by an Occupational Therapist supported by a Technical Instructor.

The service is available to patients in our Inpatient Unit, Day Therapy Unit and to people in their own homes.

Aims of the Service

Occupational Therapy aims to improve quality of life and enable people to get the most out of each day by limiting the effects of disability and maximising independence in all aspects of their daily routines.

Occupational Therapy may help with:

  • Increasing your safety and independence
  • Looking at priorities and different ways to deal with everyday tasks
  • Assessing environment and providing equipment
  • Advising on saving your energy, managing fatigue, anxiety and breathlessness
  • Engagement in meaningful activities
  • Giving support and education to your family / carers
  • Working with other agencies such as community carers to meet your needs if being discharged from the Hospice

What You Can Expect

At the first visit the Occupational Therapist will discuss and assess your daily living needs and a plan of care will be agreed accordingly.

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Meet the Team

Ishbel Murdoch

Ishbel Murdoch - Occupational Therapist

Ishbel holds a Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists (Dip COT). With many years’ experience in a variety of care settings and working with patients with varied health needs and abilities, Ishbel brings wide and varied experience to our service.

Shona Crain

Shona Crain - Technical Instructor

Shona’s official title is a Technical Instructor ΙΙΙ. Working in a variety of roles at ACCORD for over 20 years as a nursing auxiliary in the Inpatient Unit and a care assistant in the Day Therapy Unit, Shona has a wealth of supportive palliative care experience and skills to bring to this role. This post supports both the Occupational and Physiotherapy services.

Hours and Availability

  • Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm.

How to get in Contact

  • Occupational Therapy – 0141 581 2011