Referrals to occupational therapy are received and processed at Platt Bridge Health Centre.
Who can refer?
Referrals are accepted via medical, health, social care or educational professionals. Referrals are through a letter or referral form with consent from the family. Families can request any relevant professional to refer on their behalf.
Referrals are accepted by post to the address below:
Children’s Occupational Therapy Service
Platt Bridge Health Centre
Previous patients known to the service
Parents whose children have been previously known to the occupational therapy service can self -refer if the time lapsed from discharge is not greater than 6 months. Please call the service for further information.
What happens when a new referral is received?
When a referral is received it will be triaged by an occupational therapist and prioritised.
Once the referral is accepted a letter will be posted to parents/carers to invite them to opt in to our service within 10 days.
If parents/carers do not respond to the opt-in then the child will be discharged from the service in line with Bridgewater policy.
If the referral has been declined a letter will be sent to the referrer to inform them of this decision.
We aim to make contact with families in a timely manner and all children accepted into our service are entitled to be seen within 18 weeks.