"Having an OT attached to the team at Patrick Road has benefited not only our users but also the service itself and the staff who work here. Having an expert "on site" to identify and address areas of concern means that both users and staff can get first hand advice and support and quicker outcome to meet their needs. Birgit`s knowledge of available resources and contacts with other agencies means that the services is able to utilise specialist support which can otherwise be difficult to access. Since working with our service, Birgit has supported users to acquire more suitable wheelchairs, walking aids and equipment. She has provided exercises to improve mobility and dexterity and made referrals to specialist services. Birgit has also advised on the purchase of equipment/furniture for the centre. She works closely with staff members to ensure relevant information is shared and passed on and has become a valued member of the team here."

V.B. Corby 2007

Declan McNichol

Bill Young

Angela Gordon

Birgit Rathje-Vale

Helen Smart