Our Occupational Therapy specialist services team works with a wide variety of conditions, these can include the following, but are not limited to Falls, Stroke, Rheumatology, Parkinson’s, Motor Neurone disease and Neurological splinting. 

Occupational Therapy within specialist services encompasses the key elements relating to patient centred care including, assessment, problem solving and activity analysis.

They also consider the physical and social psychological impact of the disease process – e.g. normal movement against abnormal function due to the nature of the condition and presentation (e.g. Stroke). 

This allows more individual focused interventions and treatment/rehab programmes for patients referred to the service


The individual services are accessible via a number of routes including consultant referral, GP services or self-referral.



The service can be contacted via the main telephone number: 0191 2932773

Barbara Kemp

OT Professional and Clinical Lead for Adult Health


Andrew Ridley

Occupational Therapy Clinical Manager

Occupational Therapy Services


Northumbria Healthcare

Occupational Therapy Department

North Tyneside General Hospital

Rake Lane

North Shields

Tyne and Wear

NE29 8NH