Meet our new Occupational Therapist

18/09/2020

The Service welcomes Rebecca Sandy as the new Occupational Therapist (OT) on a three-year secondment to the Prevention team.

Rebecca qualified as an OT in 2012, worked for Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust in 2013, and has worked within Mental Health Services for older people since then. Her career has been split across various teams, including the Community Mental Health Team who support older adults with a mental health diagnosis, and the Intensive Recovery and Intervention Service who assess older adults with high levels of care needs, as well as preventing hospital admissions.

Rebecca's role at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the Persons At Risk Team (PART) and District Prevention Officer (DPO) teams to deliver Safe and Well Visits (SWVs). She will also be working to help shape NFRS Service Development and Prevention Strategies, identifying new trends that impact on fire safety.

Rebecca said: "As an OT, the main focus of my job is to enable our service users to carry out the occupations that they need and want to do as safely and independently as possible. We believe that doing the things that are important to us keeps people healthy, gives them a strong sense of self, and helps them to feel productive.

"I am excited to learn about the fire service and hope I can share my experience in the health service to add value to the service."

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