Integrated Therapy Oncology and Palliative Care Team
The Integrated Therapy Team is based at the Royal Preston Hospital Site working with adult in patients with a cancer diagnosis. We work with people who have experienced a change in their abilities due to their illness and/or treatments and aim to enable them to achieve as much as they can for themselves, in order to get the most out of life.
The team consists physiotherapy and occupational therapy staff who will support your hospital stay and assist in planning for discharge.
Occupational therapists can help with various problems you might experience, including:
- difficulties in coping with everyday activities
- shortness of breath, extreme tiredness (fatigue) and anxiety
The occupational therapists may show you different techniques or equipment to help you manage. They may also order specific equipment for you for home or advise on where you can hire or buy it depending on your situation.
Physiotherapists focus on
- maintaining or improving mobility
- stair assessments
- breathing techniques
- exercise advice
How can I see a physiotherapist or occupational therapist
The service is available Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. Patients can be referred to the Integrated Therapy Team by any healthcare professional. For more information please contact 01772 522495