A specialist posture and movement clinic has moved to Elgin’s Dr Grays Hospital for one day every month.
It was previously held in Aberdeen, which required those in need of the clinic’s treatment based in Moray to travel up to 100 miles in each direction for an appointment.
Now, the team of clinicians, which is comprised of a specialist nurse, an occupational therapist and a physiotherapist, will now be working from Dr Gray’s hospital one day each month.
This will allow for those with complex neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, individuals recovering from a stroke, or those who need their implanted pumps that release muscle relaxants regularly topped up, to access the crucial treatment they require much more readily.
The most recent posture and movement clinic day was held last Thursday, at the end of National Occupational Therapy week, which raises awareness of the work of occupational therapists across the UK.
The clinic’s move to Elgin has significantly reduced inpatient admittance, provided more support for patients through their multi-disciplinary network and improved patients ability to manage their care needs.
Dawn Duncan, occupational therapist lead for Moray said: “‘I know how committed my team and other disciplinary teams are to delivering the very best of care to the people they serve in Moray.”