Occupational Therapy: Louth County Hospital, Dundalk


What we do

Occupational Therapists assess and treat patients in hospital and contribute to their discharge planning as part of the multi-disciplinary team. The aim of occupational therapy is to enable those who have a loss of function on a temporary or permanent basis to be as independent as possible in their everyday lives, whilst recovering from illness or adapting to disability.

Contact Details

Phone: 042 9381238 (Direct Line) or 042 9334701 (Hospital switchboard)

Opening Hours

The service is available from 9am to4.30 pm Monday – Friday.

Referral Procedures

In-patient referrals are accepted only for patients who are currently under the care of a consultant in the hospital.

Out-patient elderly assessment clinic referrals are accepted only from the hospital consultant.

Out-patient hand therapy referrals are accepted from hospital consultants, General Practitioners and other Allied Health Professionals for patients living within the Louth catchment area.

Appointment Instructions

There is a waiting list for appointments to see an Occupational Therapist in the Louth County Hospital.

If you cannot attend your Occupational therapy appointment, please notify the Occupational Therapy Department at least 24-48 hours before your appointment.

If you do not keep your Occupational Therapy appointment and do not contact the Department within 3 days after your appointment, you will be discharged off the waiting list.

To get a new appointment you will have to contact your G.P or consultant to make a new referral to Occupational Therapy and then you will be placed at the bottom of the waiting list.

This policy is in the interest of efficiency to all patients referred to occupational Therapy, considering the length of waiting lists and the commitment to provide a quality service to all our patients.

Please Note

It is the strict policy of this Department that ALL children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.