Meet the Ward 35 Occupational Therapy Team

Who are they?

Alice Gair – Occupational Therapist

Ailie Hodgson – Occupational Therapist

What do they do?

In the specialist area of Neonatal Care the Occupational Therapist’s (OT) role is to support the development of your baby and your emotional wellbeing as a family unit. We aim to achieve this through neuro-behavioural, neurodevelopmental and sensory assessment, facilitating family centred developmentally supportive care, empowering you in your occupations and engagement on the Unit and in the transition home to lessen the incidence of long-term developmental concerns (British Association of Perinatal Medicine, 2010).

Basically, we are taking a preventative role in your baby’s care and want to support you in positive caring activities with your baby, so that as a family you can live independent and fulfilling lives. You can spot us wearing the green trousers!

Occupational Therapy takes a ‘whole-person approach’ to both mental and physical health and wellbeing and enables individuals to achieve their full potential’ (Royal College of Occupational Therapists, 2019).