In the Splintmaking Workshop, Occupational Therapists work with people of all ages
who require assessment and provision of short term splintage. We treat patients with a
diverse range of conditions. This can be as inpatients, outpatients, private patients and
directly from GPs.
Patients are referred via Trauma and Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, A & E, Medicine,
Oncology, Diabetes, Pain Clinic, Surgical services and Neurology.
We accept GP direct access referrals.
Within the Splintmaking Workshop, there is an emphasis upon the core skills of
assessment, treatment intervention and evaluation. Joint working with the multi-
disciplinary team ensures that the splint fitted is appropriate to the diagnosis and that
functional need / occupational goals are addressed. All patients will be individually
assessed and following this, a sound clinical decision regarding the most appropriate
splint will be provided.
Home Visits are provided according to need. Due to the specialized equipment needed
for splinting, patients are encouraged wherever possible to attend the department for
assessment and treatment.
Occupational Therapy Splint Workshop
Level 1, Main Hospital
Royal Derby Hospital
Nearest entrance: Main entrance or 9
Nearest car park: 3, 4, and 8 (short stay)
Telephone: 01332 787 291
Monday - Friday: 8.15am - 5pm