Hannah is a Registered Specialist Occupational Therapist currently practising in the NHS, specialising in amputation and vascular conditions. Hannah qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2016 and began her career working for Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Acute Services including elderly, general medicine and surgery. During this time, she worked between the Royal Victoria Infirmary and The Freeman Hospital, progressing to a band 6 role specialising in Paediatric Respiratory Care.
Hannah moved to Royal Blackburn Hospital in 2019, and began her role as a Specialist OT. She is currently covering acute surgeries - focusing on vascular conditions, including amputees. Hannah also covers the acute care wheelchair provision in liaison with the Specialist Mobility Rehabilitation Centre. In this role she also supports the Orthopaedic team with amputee patients. Currently, Hannah covers all amputee patients that have surgery within the East Lancashire NHS Trust. She uses her expertise to assess home environments and understand how these may need to be adapted to support an individual to regain their independence post surgery. Hannah is able to assess individuals for wheelchair provision and understand how people’s needs may change returning home as a wheelchair user. Hannah is able to assess for carer support needs and recommend an appropriate package to enable a person to remain in their home environment.
HCPC Registered Specialist Occupational Therapist;
BSc (Hons) in Health and Disability Studies;
Placement Practice Educator;
MSc (Pre-Reg) in Occupational Therapy.
Experienced Expert Witness;
Compliant with CPR Part 35 legal training;
Loss of Services;
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Occupational Therapy Needs Assessments;
Wheelchair Training Facilitator;
Assessment of Amputees, Palliative Care, Medical and Age-related Conditions;
Assessment of Adults in acute and community settings; identifying and carrying out specific rehabilitation needs, goals and treatment modalities;
Equipment and adaptions.