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Orthopaedic Inpatient

We are predominately based on the orthopaedic wards but we also have an area within the main OT office.


We work closely with the physiotherapists and nursing staff on the wards. We see both elective and trauma admissions and complete some pre-operative assessments.


Multi-disciplinary teamwork is a key element of these placements and good time management, prioritisation and discharge planning skills are essential.


The OT department at Chesterfield Royal Hospital has approximately 45 members of staff over a number of specialities.

Occupational Therapist and patient

Photos: Trevor Smith Photography

Learning Opportunities

Spend time with other members of the team, in different specialities

Go to theatre and observe surgery

Observe pre-operative groups and 1:1 sessions

Assist with splints and braces

Photos: Trevor Smith Photography

Day 1

Please contact your educator at least 2 weeks beforehand to arrange a pre-placement visit and send your CV to them.


At this point we will discuss pre-placement reading, issue you with a learning pack and discuss arrangements for your first day.


On Day 1, please arrive at the OT department for 8:30am. We will arrange a locker and you will be given a tour of the department, as well as an induction into the placement.


Directions: Click here for directions and map of the hospital. The site is accessible via public transport.


Parking: Parking is available on site, a fee is charged for all patients, visitors and members of staff using these facilities.  On your first day please use the car parks indicated for patients/visitors and pay accordingly.  A parking pass is available to be purchased for future uses. Click here for more information.

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